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Gangster's associate beaten up shortly after home attack

Gangster's associate beaten up shortly after home attack

A CLOSE associate of a gangland target was beaten up moments after a family home was targeted in the capital.

It has been revealed that the family home of Michael Frazer (35) was targeted over a dispute between his cohort and a gang of local criminals.

Michael Frazer

The individual also received “a hiding” after the house was targeted, with the same gang suspected of involvement.

Frazer has previously survived at least six attempts on his life, while his parent’s home has also been targeted over the last decade.

 It was initially believed that the front windows of the Dublin property were damaged last week in an incident targeting Michael Frazer.

However, it has now emerged that the intended target was in fact a close associate of his.

A source revealed how this individual, who is also from the Drimnagh area, has “gone off the rails on drugs” in recent months and has repeatedly become involved in disputes with criminals in the area.

 The man, aged in his early 30s, was also subjected to “a hiding” on Friday afternoon, shortly after Michael Fraser’s family home was targeted on Knocknarea Avenue in Drimnagh.

Frazer had previously fled the capital over repeated attempts on his life, but the car-dealer has since returned to Dublin and is keeping a low profile.

A source stated that the dispute has been settled, with Frazer guaranteed his safety upon returning to Dublin.

A number of attacks were previously carried out on him on the orders of a key Kinahan cartel associate.

Frazer’s family home has been fitted with bomb-resistant doors as well as bullet-proof glass, due to recent attempts on his life.

 In June 2008, a grenade was thrown at the Drimnagh home, exploding in the front hallway and causing extensive damage to the property.

The address was even targeted as far back as February 2004 when three armed and masked gunmen fired three shots at the house, shouting “tell Mickey he’s going to get it” before fleeing the scene.

This incident is believed to have been linked to the Crumlin / Drimnagh feud.

Robin Schiller