Home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch raided by gardai

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch

The home of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was raided this morning by gardai investigating the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel.

Teams of gardai arrived at the Clontarf property early this morning as part of the ongoing gangland investigations.

The convicted criminal has been officially warned by gardai that his life is under threat by the rival Kinahan gang. 

Over the weekend Gardai investigating the Regency Hotel gun attack seized three cars - including a taxi - which are connected to the mob that carried out the brutal murder of crime figure David Byrne.

Forensic testing is being carried out on the vehicles which may have been used as part of the attack in which two of Byrne's pals were also shot.

Sources have revealed that the vehicles are connected to north inner city associates of Gary Hutch, who was shot dead by the Kinahan cartel last September.

"The seizure of these cars is considered to be significant," a senior source explained.

It has also emerged that gardai are investigating whether a series of armed pub robberies in Dublin before Christmas may have been used to provide funding for the audacious hotel attack on Friday, February 5.

Sources have revealed that a suspect in the pub robbery cases, in which staff were terrorised with a gun, has very close connections to the mob who carried out the deadly attack in the Drumcondra hotel two weeks ago.

"It is being looked at whether money which was stolen in these raids ultimately went towards funding the hotel gun attack," the source pointed out.

More to follow...