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Police raid home of suspected Regency Hotel shooter

Police raid home of suspected Regency Hotel shooter

Police in the north have raided the home of a suspected Regency Hotel shooter.

The Irish Sun reports that the alleged shooter, known as ‘Flat Cap’ was in his home in Co Tyrone when PSNI officers raided the premises.

The ex INLA and continuity IRA man stood by while officers swept through his home, reports the Irish Daily Sun.

Reports indicate that the suspect’s father’s home was also raided by detectives investigating dissident republican activity.

Flat Cap wasn’t arrested but it is believed that officers confiscated a number of documents from his home.

The raid comes as the man was officially warned by the PSNI that his life is under threat from the Kinahan Cartel over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel attack that claimed the life of gangster David Byrne (33).

A source told The Sun: “The PSNI were in full riot gear for the operation but it only lasted for a number of minutes. Flat Cap even let them into the property.

“He knows he’s a suspect and he knows he’s under threat from the KInahan gang because he made the4 mistake of letting himself be photographed at the Regency – but he’s still walking around Co Tyrone.”