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Flash bang wallop Finglas gang tensions take sinister twist after evidence used in hearing shared on social media

Segments from a book of evidence which were used in a recent serious criminal hearing were distributed on social media

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Mobster ‘Mr Flashy’

Mobster ‘Mr Flashy’

Mobster ‘Mr Flashy’

Gang tensions in Finglas have taken a sinister twist this week after segments from a book of evidence which were used in a recent serious criminal hearing were distributed on social media.

It is understood a close female associate of a key member of the ‘Mr Flashy’ drugs mob is responsible for originally sending photos of another gang member’s alleged interactions with gardai.

This has led to the Finglas man who is aged in his early 40s being publicly branded a “rat” and a “snitch” for his alleged role in getting the gang member locked up at a recent court sitting.

This is despite the fact that he is due to be sentenced for an offence linked to the same crime later this year.

“The stuff has gone kind of viral around the place, this lad could be in serious bother with the gang now even though he is already in serious trouble with the law over the crime which occurred in the midlands a number of years ago,” a source said.

“The implication is that this man gave information which helped send the ‘Mr Flashy’ gangster to prison and that he will escape a jail sentence himself for helping the gardai on the case which is not even clear that he did.

“It is not a good thing to be accused of in these circles at all and what seems sure is that they are saying that this individual did co-operate with the gardai in some form which is obviously not a good thing to be accused of by a dangerous criminal gang,” the source added.

Sources say that he may be under “particular threat” from a convicted 36-year-old local criminal who has been released from prison after sending a lengthy sentence for drug offences.

Tensions had already been high in Finglas in recent weeks especially since a rival criminal mob robbed a French Bulldog that gangster ‘Mr Flashy’ had just imported from the UK for a five-figure sum.

The drug dealer is fighting with a number of different local criminal groupings – one of whom is suspected of firing shots over a house in the Kippure Park area last week.

“This shooting incident happened a couple of hours after a number of rival criminals were observed ‘playing chicken’ in cars – driving at speed towards each other,” a source explained.

“It is like the wild west up there at the moment,” the source added before claiming that juvenile males have been regularly seen “hanging around the street corners with guns and bulletproof vests.”

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We previously revealed that that ‘Mr Flashy’ has linked up with a criminal grouping from the Cabra area and the home of one of his pals from that locality was petrol bombed last month.

Mr Flashy’s pal was previously the victim of a vicious assault by a Finglas criminal who is also feuding with the notorious drug dealer.

In a tangled web, sources say that this incident may be linked to another dispute in the Finglas area which led to a house in the Berryfield Road area being attacked a number of nights after the Cabra arson incident.

This feud has seen at least half a dozen violent incidents including a brutal golf-club attack.

“What is making this a real issue is that the crew based around Berryfield have joined forces with the other mob who robbed Flashy’s dog,” the source pointed out.

“Both sides are completely ruthless and have access to firearms,” the source added.

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