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James Quinn appears in court in Spain in connection with Hutch murder

Spanish police making the arrest yesterday
Spanish police making the arrest yesterday

The man arrested yesterday in connection with the killing of Gary Hutch in Spain has appeared in court in Fuengirola this morning.

Dublin criminal James Quinn (34) was picked up at Madrid Airport by police investigating the murder of Gary Hutch, who was shot dead at an apartment complex near Marbella on September 24 last year.

This morning he appeared in court on the Costa del Sol and was further remanded in custody for the further investigation of the offences.
According to gardai, the investigation by the Guardia Civil is at an early stage and is under the control of a Judge.

Hutch's (33) death sparked a bloody feud which led to a further nine murders, including the shooting of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.

Speaking yesterday Det Supt Howard said gardaí have helped Spanish police identify suspects as part of the Gary Hutch investigation.

"In terms of sharing information around the murder of Gary Hutch, we can help them interpret documentation and vice versa. We have several members there on the ground assisting and interpreting documents for the Guardia Civil and identifying suspects. It is ultimately about identifying suspects to bring before the courts, either here or in Spain," he said.