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Gardai locate burnt-out car in wake of Gareth Hutch murder

Gardai locate burnt-out car in wake of Gareth Hutch murder

The authorities are seeking out anyone who may have seen a silver Skoda vehicle before or after the shooting of Gareth Hutch in Dublin city centre on Tuesday.

Gardai investigating the murder of Gareth Hutch are seeking the public's assistance in tracing the movements of a silver Skoda car (registration 05-D-15049) either before or after the shooting incident.

The car was observed on Sean McDermott Street after 10am on Tuesday, following the murder of Gareth Hutch.

It was seen on Rutland Street Lower and was later found in the Dubber Cross area of Finglas in a burnt-out condition.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mountjoy garda station on 01 6668000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

35-year-old Hutch, the father of a young boy, was murdered yesterday morning in the Avondale House complex in Cumberland Street North in Dublin, a few hundred yards from O'Connell Street.

He had been previously extradited from Holland on foot of a European Arrest Warrant to face charges relating to an attempted cash in transit robbery.

He was gunned down outside the Avondale House Flats on North Cumberland Street in Dublin's north-inner city yesterday morning.

The latest gangland victim had been living at the Avondale House flats.

The address was previously searched by gardai as part of the investigation into the Regency Hotel shooting.

The victim was recently issued with a Garda Information Message warning him that his life was under threat.

Gardai are investigating if a second man, also a relative of the Hutch family, was injured in the attack.

The gunmen are reported to have fled the scene on foot after their getaway vehicle failed to start. They got into another vehicle nearby.

This is the eighth murder linked to the Hutch-Kinahan feud. 

Witnesses described two gunmen leaving the scene, and that "three to six shots" were fired.