Gangster’s home attacked in revenge for brother’s row with ex
When locals saw what looked like bullet holes in the front window of murder target Mickey Frazier’s Drimnagh home, they thought that the man with nine lives had escaped from death again.
Instead, the truth was far less Hate and way more Love and the damage to the house turned out to be a matter of the heart – gangland style.
Inquiries were launched about holes punched through the front window and the door of the house at Knocknarea Avenue, which has been the scene of an attempted assassination before.
However, instead of unearthing new evidence that Frazier’s life remains under threat, it was instead discovered that his brother had a falling out with an ex-girlfriend and things got testy.
Jonathan Frazier (30), is understood to have become infuriated when he heard his ex-girlfriend had moved on and was seeing someone else. It is understood that in a rage he made his way to her mother’s home, where he damaged windows and cars outside in temper.
Associates of his ex are believed to have taken it upon themselves to exact revenge for the damage done and as a result carried out the attack on the Frazier family home as a message to Jonathan ‘Johnno’ to back off.
Jonathan and brother Mickey were brought up in the heart of the infamous Crumlin-Drimnagh feud.
Older brother Mickey was a childhood friend of Brian Rattigan and started out supporting the gang boss when he went to war with rival ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson.
At the time he was discovered on a number of murder hit lists found by Gardaí which originated with the Thompson mob, but he later switched allegiances when he fell out with key Rattigan lieutenant Joey Redmond.
Jonathan followed his brother into Freddie’s inner circle and by the time he was in his mid-twenties had become a leading light in the gang.
In June 2008 a fragmentation grenade was thrown into the Frazier home causing huge damage. Six people, including a six-year-old boy, were in the house at the time and Gardaí said it was a miracle that nobody was killed. The house was also attacked in February and July 2010.
In the past few years Mickey Frazier has survived a number of attempts on his life after falling foul of the Thompson gang again. The gangster was told that his murder had been sanctioned by Christy Kinahan Snr, after Thompson’s crew sought permission to take him out after he was found to be bedding the girlfriend of a senior gang member.
He was first summoned to a meeting in a car park in Firhouse and a masked gunman appeared and attempted to fire three shots from a semi-automatic pistol.
He survived because the dim-witted shooter had forgotten to put a bullet in the chamber, allowing Frazier to make his escape to nearby Tallaght Garda Station and report the botched hit.
Frazier has been described as being cat-like in gangland circles because he seemingly has so many lives.
On another occasion his own friends turned on him when he turned up to a pre-arranged meeting in a church car park in Clondalkin.
A masked gunman then approached from the shadows and fired three shots at him, hitting him in the back and legs.
However, he was able to manoeuvre his Mini Cooper on to the kerb and managed to drive himself to Clondalkin Garda Station.
It is understood he moved to Canada after a third attempt on his life failed.
Crumlin is a key area of concern in the current Kinahan-Hutch feud and any shooting incidents or reports of gunfire are being taken very seriously.
However, it is understood that Gardaí are satisfied that reports of a shooting at the Frazier home was simply a lovers’ tiff.