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Second man arrested in connection with Eddie Hutch murder

Eddie Hutch
Eddie Hutch

Gardai have arrested another man in the murder probe of gangland feud victim Eddie Hutch.

A second man (aged in his late 20s) has been arrested by gardai investigating the murder of Eddie Hutch at Poplar Row, Dublin 3, on February 8.

The man was arrested this evening in the Dublin area and is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at the Bridewell garda station.

The man can be detained for up to seven days.

A man in his 30s arrested earlier today remains in garda custody at Mountjoy garda station.

Investigating gardai are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to contact the incident room at Mountjoy garda station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any garda station. 

Taxi driver Eddie Hutch Snr, a brother of Gerry 'the Monk' Hutch, was shot dead in retaliation for the Regency Hotel attack which happened just three days before his murder.

Hutch Snr was gunned down at his family home on Poplar Row at around 7.45pm on February 8.

The brazen shooting took place despite the fact extra armed gardai had been deployed to the streets of Dublin to prevent further bloodshed following the Regency attack.

A four-man death squad burst into the house and murdered Eddie Hutch Snr, according to sources.

During the Regency attack hitmen, dressed as gardai and armed with AK47s, stormed the hotel during a boxing weigh-in and killed key Kinahan lieutenant David Byrne (34).

The murders of Duggan, innocent addict Martin O'Rourke (24) and dissident Michael Barr (35) have all been linked to the ongoing gang war.

The feud's first victim was Gary Hutch (34).  A nephew of the Monk, Gary Hutch was lured to a meeting with former associates in Marbella, Spain last September.