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Murder contract taken out on 'The Monk' following gangland bloodbath

Gerry The Monk Hutch
Gerry The Monk Hutch

Members of Christy Kinahan’s international crime syndicate, who were the intended targets of last Friday’s attack, have taken out a murder contract on Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

A group of heavily armed assassins descended upon Dublin’s Regency Hotel on Friday afternoon, where they gunned down gangster David Byrne and injured two others.

Security sources have confirmed that they have “no doubt” that the objective of the gun attack was to kill Christy Kinahan’s eldest son Daniel, along with other high ranking gang members who were present at the ‘Clash of the Clans’ boxing card weigh in.

It is believed that the attack was carried out in revenge for the murder of The Monk’s nephew Gary Hutch, who was gunned down in Spain last year.

It is understood that the decision to target ‘The Monk’ and a number of other individuals, was made during a meeting of gang members, including ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Daniel Kinahan, which took place in Crumlin at the weekend.

The brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, Eddie Hutch Snr, was last night shot dead in Dublin's north inner city, read the full story here.

The shooting happened at a house on Poplar Row in the Ballybough area. 

While it is unclear at this stage who carried out the attack it is likely to be retaliation for the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on Friday. 

The brazen shooting took place despite the fact extra armed gardai have been deployed to the street of Dublin to prevent further bloodshed. 

The latest gun attack comes in the wake of Friday’s fatal shooting of criminal David Byrne .

On Monday armed gardaí and plain clothes detectives were patrolling the streets surrounding the south Dublin home of David Byrne’s cousin, ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson.

Officers in balaclavas brandishing Heckler & Koch MP7 sub-machines were also assisting at checkpoints in Crumlin last night, with armed units stopping traffic heading towards the city.