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Mum of teen suspected of killing Lorcan O’Reilly says she's proud of her son

Lorcan O’Reilly
Lorcan O’Reilly

The 15-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, fled Ireland for Europe with ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson on January 4, days after he was attacked in Dublin during the New Year’s celebrations.

The Sunday World can reveal that the youngster’s mother is standing by him, despite the murder allegations. 

Hours before he left the country, she posted messages of praise about him on the internet, alongside a picture of him holding a bottle of vodka. 

Rather than condemn him for underage drinking, or the fact he is a murder suspect, she proudly described him as “my man” and added “that’s my boy”. 

The teenager, who was just 14 when he allegedly stabbed innocent Lorcan to death at the Oliver Bond flats in Dublin’s inner city on Halloween night, fled Ireland with Thompson after being attacked on New Year’s Day. 

Oliver Bond flats

Lorcan (21), came from a respectable family and was not involved in crime. It is believed he was attacked because he tried to intervene when the suspect tried to stab a friend of his. 

The pair, along with the youngster’s uncle, flew from Dublin to Dusseldorf, but sources do not believe they remained in Germany. 

“Freddie doesn’t have any connections in Germany. He may have travelled to the Netherlands, where he has stayed in the past,” said a source.

Thompson fled Ireland after his release from prison last year due to threats against his life, but he regularly returns to the capital. 

Sources say he has also spent time in Birmingham and London in the U.K., where he has a new girlfriend. Gardaí believe he took the murder suspect abroad over fears he would be killed. 

Freddie Thompson

“There are a lot of people angry about what happened and after the attack Freddie decided to get him out of the country,” our source added.

The teen is not breaking any laws by travelling abroad as he has not been charged in relation to the attack.

Investigators have been having a hard time getting people to give evidence against the killer, as some of his associates have been involved in a campaign of intimidation. 

However, officers believe he will face charges over the matter.