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Hutches and associates now housed on specially isolated 16-cell landing

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Alan Hutch is housed at Wheatfield Prison
Alan Hutch is housed at Wheatfield Prison

Members of the Hutch gang and their associates have been moved to the specially isolated 16-cell landing at Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison.

All those linked with the crime family, except for Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch and 24-year-old Patrick Hutch, were rehoused on the landing in recent weeks.

‘Del Boy’, who is serving a 10-year sentence for killing Batty Maguire in 2007 is still being housed on the West 2 landing in the prison.

Patrick Hutch, who was changed in connection with the Regency Hotel killing for David Byrne, is being held on remand at Cloverhill Prison.

A source told the Irish Mirror that the Hutch gangsters are being fed separately from the general population to avoid run-ins with Kinahan gang members.

“Security is so high on them now that they are like high status prisoners,” the source said.

“When they are having meals the rest of the landing is locked down so that other inmates can’t go anywhere near them.”

“Even when they are going for court dates they are surrounded by full-on security. Every precaution is being taken to keep them safe.”

So far the bloody gangland feud has claimed ten lives, with more than 100 members of the extended Hutch family, including many with no links to crime, receiving written warnings from gardai that their lives are in danger.