PSNI raid home of 'flat cap' Regency Hotel gunman

The so-called 'flat-cap' suspect
The so-called 'flat-cap' suspect

Police in Northern Ireland have raided the home of one of the armed men spotted running from the scene of the Regency Hotel attack two weeks ago.

The Irish Daily Star reports that armed PSNI officers burst into the man's home on Wednesday night and retrieved a number of items.

The man was not at home at the time of the raid.

According to the report, the suspect had only left a few hours before the PSNI arrived, and he returned home yesterday.

The man cannot be questioned until the gardai acquire a European Arrest Warrant but the raid on the man's home was part of an investigation into 'serious crime' according to a PSNI statement.

The gunman has reportedly been warned by associates to flee the country before he is arrested or shot dead by the Kinahan mob.

It is now two weeks since a murder gang attacked a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in north Dublin.

The attack left David Byrne dead and two other men injured.