'Gunman in drag' arrested in connection with Regency attack

The shooter disguised as a woman and 'Flat Cap' flee the Regency Hotel attack
The shooter disguised as a woman and 'Flat Cap' flee the Regency Hotel attack

The man arrested by gardai last night after a dramatic chase near Dublin's M50 was the gunman disguised as a woman during the Regency Hotel bloodbath.

The man in his 20s was arrested with another man after a chase by gardai at around 7pm last night.

The man is being held under Section 50 – Criminal Justice Act 2007 and he is being held at Ballymun Garda Station.

A close associate of Gary Hutch, whose murder in Spain in September last year sparked the bloody feud that has hit the capital in 2016, the man arrested is believed to be the suspected 'shooter in drag' pictured fleeing the scene of the Regency Hotel shooting on February 5.

This is the first major arrest in connection with the shocking gangland murder last February.

Another man was also arrested last night on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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

Since then a number of other figures have been killed in the capital as rival families clash on Dublin's streets.

One of those victim's was Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch's brother Eddie, who was shot in his home three days after the Regency attack.

This week two men were arrested in conenction with his brutal murder. 

One of those men was released after two days of questioning.