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Man charged in connection with Gareth Hutch murder further remanded in custody

Crime DeskBy Tom Tuite
Thomas Fox
Thomas Fox

A 29-YEAR-OLD man charged with unlawful possession of a handgun in connection with the murder of Gareth Hutch in Dublin, has been further remanded in custody.

Father-of-one Gareth Hutch (35) was shot dead as he was getting into his car outside Avondale House flats where he lived on North Cumberland Street in inner city Dublin, on the morning of May 24. 

Thomas Fox, who has an address at Rutland Court, in north inner city Dublin, is charged with unlawful possession of of a Makarov 9mm handgun at Avondale House on May 23, a day before the shooting. 

The charge is contrary to section 27A of the Firearms Act which can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.

He had been initially refused bail by Dublin District Court on June 1 and was remanded in custody.

He faced his fourth hearing on Wednesday when he appeared before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.

He was further remanded in custody and will face his next hearing on August 17 next.

Mary McDonnell (43) with an address at Avondale House, North Cumberland Street has also been charged and is accused of withholding information from gardai investigating Gareth Hutch's murder.

She is accused of failing without reasonable excuse to disclose information to the gardai, as soon as was practicable, information she knew or believed might be of material assistance in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any other person for a serious offence.

The charge is under Section 9 of the Offences Against the State Act and the offence is alleged to have happened at an address at Avondale House on May 24 last.

She has been granted bail and is due back in court in September. She has not yet entered a plea.