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Into the Hutch Dramatic moment Gerry Hutch was arrested in restaurant in Fuengirola, Spain

The astonishing police video started with officers wearing shorts and T-shirts approaching Hutch to detain him on a European Arrest Warrant before one showed him his ID card.


THIS is the dramatic moment armed police pounce on fugitive Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch as he prepares to order a meal at a Spanish restaurant with a female companion.

Footage released by the Civil Guard today showed uncover cops disguised as tourists walking up to his table as he cast his eye over a menu.

The arrest happened at a packed restaurant in the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola last Thursday evening.

The astonishing police video started with officers wearing shorts and T-shirts approaching Hutch to detain him on a European Arrest Warrant before one showed him his ID card.

Seconds later the 58-year-old, who was himself wearing black shorts, a green T-shirt and trainers, was cuffed and led away to the restaurant toilet past shocked bystanders.

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Gerry Hutch is led away

Gerry Hutch is led away

Gerry Hutch is led away

The Dubliner, wanted over the infamous Regency Hotel attack where Kinahan sidekick David Byrne was killed, was forced to sit on a toilet seat as officers checked his personal belongings before analysing his driving licence against a passport he was carrying.

He was then escorted out of the men’s loo and through the restaurant again before being taken up a palm tree-lined avenue to a waiting police car.

Hutch, currently in custody in Madrid, is now facing extradition to Ireland.

A spokesman for the Civil Guard, confirming the arrested man was Gerry Hutch, admitted today he was held after disappearing from his initial bolthole in the Canary Islands in April.

The spokesman said: “Officers moved their focus to people in his close circle on the Costa del Sol which enabled us to discover he was living there and had a back-up network which was providing him with everything he needed to remain hidden.

“He was finally located in a properly in the centre of Fuengirola and put under watch until he left the dwelling....and walked through the crowded streets of the resort to a well-known restaurant where he was held.”

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Police said his hideaway was searched the following day.

The Civil Guard said in their statement: “The arrested man has been handed over to the judiciary ahead of his appearance at the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid.”

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