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Gareth Hutch named and pictured as Garda informant on Dutch site

Crime DeskBy Nicola Tallant
A garda at the scene of the shooting this morning
A garda at the scene of the shooting this morning

Gun victim Gareth Hutch was named on a Dutch crime website in the past few days where he was accused of being a Garda and police informer.

The 35 year old, who was shot dead this morning on Cumberland Street in Dublin’s North Inner City, also appeared in a photograph carrying the coffin of his uncle Eddie Hutch and with his face circled in red pen.

The story was re-tweeted by an anonymous Irish twitter site which was created after the closure of another similar site shut down after the murder of Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan.

That site had named Duggan eleven days before his murder and singled him out as well as naming individuals suspected of being involved in the Regency Hotel shooting.

Gareth Hutch was gunned down this morning shortly before 10 am. Local Councillor Niall Ring later revealed that the father of one had only contacted him on Monday about concerns for his safety.

Councillor Ring said that Hutch had told him he was worried about his flat at Avondale House as his young child stayed with him a few nights a week and he didn’t feel safe.

It is understood that he had an appointment at 10am at the social welfare services but when he went out to his car two gunmen were lying  waiting for him.

While Hutch was known to Gardai and had been extradited back to Ireland a number of years ago on armed robbery charges he had not been on the radar in recent years.

He was the son of veteran crime lord The Monk’s eldest brother Johnny.