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Gardai appeal for video or photos taken near Regency Hotel attack

The Regency Hotel
The Regency Hotel

Gardai issued a fresh appeal for the public's help today as they continue to investigate the Regency Hotel attack that left one man dead.

Superintendent Finbarr Murphy asked for anyone with photos or video footage at the weigh in or in and around the Regency Hotel at the time of the shooting on February 5 this year to contact them

Investigators are also looking for the public's help to trace the movements of a silver coloured Ford Transit 03 D 58865 around Buckingham St in the days prior to the murder  and also the movements of this van from Buckingham Street to Drumcondra between 1pm and 2.20pm on the day of the attack and near St Patricks College, Church Ave, Ormond Rd and Grace Park Rd before shooting.
The Gardai also appealed to anyone who may have been in and around St Vincent’s GAA ground Marino and who saw anything unusual of suspicious in relation to people or cars there.

Since the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel a number of investigations have been ongoing.  

Gardai revealed today that to date there have been 23 people arrested and almost 100 searches conducted in relation to these investigations and a number of people have been charged and brought before the courts. 18 firearms have been seized and over 7,000 lines of enquiry have been conducted. 2,600 statements have been taken and 2,500 high visibility overt checkpoints have been conducted.

Appeals were also made regarding some of the gangland murders that followed the Regency attack.

Superintendent Dan Flavin appealed to anyone who can assist with the Edward Hutch and  Gareth Hutch investigations to come forward and he thanked the community for their assistance to date. Superintendent Flavin also asked anyone with footage or photos that may be of assistance to contact them.
In relation to the Gareth Hutch investigation he appealed for help to trace the movements of a silver Skoda Octavia 05 D 15049 on May 24 or days before and a Black BMW 02 D 39051 near Avondale House on the same day or its movements in the days leading up to the shooting.
Witnesses or anyone who can assist are asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01- 6668600, Ballymun Garda Station on 01- 6664400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.