Man arrested in connection with Regency Hotel attack

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Gardai at the Regency Hotel in the aftermath of the attack
Gardai at the Regency Hotel in the aftermath of the attack

Gardai have this evening arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the attack at the Regency Hotel.

The man was arrested in the North Dublin area.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 50 – Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Ballymun Garda Station.

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

During the Regency attack on February 5 hitmen, 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 conenection with his brutal murder. 

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

Another of the Regency Hotel attackers, known as 'Flat Cap', is suspected of being in hding in Northern Ireland while earlier this week it was reported that another of the suspected Regency gunmen had fled to the North