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Gangland victim was previously charged in connection with cash in transit heist

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Gardai at the scene of the fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street
Gardai at the scene of the fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street

The 35-year-old victim of today’s gangland murder was a relative of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch and had worked as a taxi driver in Dublin city.

He had been previously extradited from Holland on foot of a European Arrest Warrant to face charges relating to an attempted cash in transit robbery.

He was gunned down as he sat in a car outside the Avondale House Flats on North Cumberland Street in Dublin’s north inner city this morning.

The latest victim had been living at the Avondale House flats and the address was previously searched by gardaí as part of the investigation into the Regency Hotel shooting.

The victim was recently issued with a Garda Information Message warning him that his life was under threat.

Gardaí are investigating if a second man, also a relative of the Hutch family, was also injured in the attack.

The gunmen are reported to have fled the scene on foot after their getaway vehicle failed to start. They got into another vehicle nearby.

This is the eighth murder linked to the Hutch - Kinahan feud. 

Witnesses described two gunmen leaving the scene, and that "three to six shots" were fired.

The scene is sealed off and a technical examination of the area is expected to take place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area of North Cumberland Street or may have information, to contact the Gardaí at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.