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Inept Kinahan cartel hitman lured to car and murdered

Glen Clarke
Glen Clarke

The bungling hitman who is believed to have been involved in the murders of two innocent men in separate cases of mistaken identity was lured to a van on the prospect of another trigger-man gig, only to be blasted in the face, according to reports.

It was revealed in yesterday’s inquest that Glen Clarke was found in a van with a single gunshot wound, in Leixlip, Kildare on the 2nd of December 2016.

It was initially believed that Clarke has accidentally shot himself in the face while on the way to carry out a hit for the Kinahan cartel.

However, an inspector told yesterday’s inquest that Clarke’s death was still being actively investigated, with a file being prepared for the DPP.

Clarke’s DNA was found on the handgun used to murder innocent Martin O’Neill on Sheriff Street in April 2016.


Martin O'Rourke

The pistol was found dumped in a nearby bin.

Sources confirmed to the Irish Daily Star that Clarke had been connected in underworld circles to the murder of another innocent man, Trevor O’Neill (40) who was gunned down in Mallorca, Spain on the 17th of August last year.


Trevor O'Neill

Gardai are working on the theory that Clarke was lured to his death by the cartel on the pretext of carrying out another hit for them, but instead they shot him just under his right eye and left him in the van to die.

He passed away in Blanchardstown Hospital in Dublin a day later.