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Out of Con-text Gangster 'Fatpuss' brutally beats man over WhatsApp message sent to wrong person

Bradley grabs the man and punches him before throwing him to the ground and punching him repeatedly with force in the head.

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Alan 'Fatpuss' Bradley attacked an innocent delivery driver

Alan 'Fatpuss' Bradley attacked an innocent delivery driver

Alan 'Fatpuss' Bradley attacked an innocent delivery driver

Notorious criminal Alan ‘Fatpuss’ Bradley gave a brutal beating to a man this week after a misunderstanding over a WhatsApp message.

The Dublin gangster repeatedly punched and kicked the man in the head on a Finglas street on Monday night while the victim’s family and friends pleaded with him to stop fearing he would kick him to death.

The beating was recorded Bradley’s brother Wayne and shared widely on social media this week.

Despite the brutality of the attack the victim did not make a complaint to gardai.

While no complaint has been made, the Sunday World understands gardai in Finglas are aware of the incident and are making inquiries in relation to the video.

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The vicious attack is caught on camera

The vicious attack is caught on camera

The vicious attack is caught on camera

Sources say that since the attack Bradley has told the man he is no longer under threat as the issue was due to a misunderstanding.

Before the brutal attack, men called to the victim’s workplace looking to speak to him saying he had sent a message to a girl after delivering a takeaway to her house saying he was her “secret admirer”.

However, it is understood he had inadvertently sent a message to the wrong person while he was out socialising.

Sources say he had delivered a takeaway to a customer’s house over the Halloween weekend and called to say he was outside.

The customer then contacted him on Whatsapp and he replied to say the food was outside.

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Alan Bradley punches and kicks the man in brutal attack

Alan Bradley punches and kicks the man in brutal attack

Alan Bradley punches and kicks the man in brutal attack

He then went out on Halloween night socialising and was trying to message a woman he knew on WhatsApp but accidentally sent the message to the customer instead.

The customer messaged back saying: “Who’s this?” and the delivery driver messaged back saying: “Your secret admirer,” thinking he messaged the woman he knew and not the customer.

It is understood he tried to explain his mistake but the customer told her family about the message.

Sources said Bradley is a friend of the family.

Two men later called to the delivery driver’s workplace looking for him and berated other staff members who were confused about what was going on.

The delivery driver wasn’t in the premises at the time but Bradley later tracked him down and brutally attacked him.

In the video Bradley grabs the man and punches him before throwing him to the ground and punching him repeatedly with force in the head. He then goes on to kick him in the head while he is on the ground.

Another man present pleads with Bradley to stop the attack, saying: “Hold on, hold on. He didn’t do anything.”

Bradley’ brother Wayne then can be heard replying: “He did.”

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Alan and Wayne Bradley

Alan and Wayne Bradley

Alan and Wayne Bradley

The other man keeps insisting the victim didn’t do anything while Wayne Bradley tells him not to interfere.

The other man says: “Let him kick him to death?”

Wayne replies: “He won’t kick him to death. He’s not allowed kick him to death.”

The other man says: “Is he not?” and Wayne replies again saying: “He’s not allowed kick him to death.”

By this stage the man is lying apparently unconscious on the ground while Wayne says: “That’s enough Alan.”

The other man then says: “That’s enough you gave it to him. Right. You gave it to him. Get out of here.”

A relative of the victim can then be heard saying: “That’s my brother, Wayne. You know me. My brother wouldn’t do that.”

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Wayne Bradley filmed the attack on the delivery driver

Wayne Bradley filmed the attack on the delivery driver

Wayne Bradley filmed the attack on the delivery driver

Sources claim Bradley later accepted that the victim had sent the text message by mistake and told him he was no longer in danger.

As the victim has not reported the attack it is unlikely Bradley will face any serious charges in relation to it despite the seriousness of the assault.

It is unclear the extent of the injuries to the man but local sources claimed he had suffered a broken jaw in the attack.

Bradley is one Ireland’s most infamous criminals and was a leading member of the crime gang once led by the late Eamonn ‘the Don’ Dunne.

He was released from Portlaoise Prison in 2018 after serving a sentence for conspiring to steal €1m from a cash-in-transit van in a heist organised by Dunne.

Alongside his brother Wayne and other gang members, Bradley pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal cash from Chubb Ireland in November 2007 at Tesco, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Wayne was released from prison in 2016.

The Bradleys were previously targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau and were served with demands for €362,000 in unpaid taxes and penalties between them.

Bradley had been linked to several other cash-in-transit raids in the 1990s and the 2000s.

He was suspected of involvement in at least a dozen robberies, including a 1996 heist at the Santry Omniplex which netted about IR£600,000 and, at around the same time, a robbery at Dunnes Stores in Cornelscourt, Dublin, worth about IR£400,000.

There were also a number of robberies in 2005 to which his gang was linked.

He has survived various gangland dispute and has previously been under threat from various underworld gangs including other Finglas criminals and a Real IRA mob led by Alan Ryan who was shot dead in 2012.

Bradley also came under threat from associates of Paul ‘Farmer’ Martin who was shot dead on the orders of Dunne in Finglas in 2008.

Afterwards, a man was caught on CCTV watching Bradley’s house in Meath. Dunne’s gang made attempts to identify the man and Gary Howard, a criminal originally from in the inner city, told them he was Brendan Molyneaux. The gang believed associates of Martin had hired Molyneaux to take out Bradley and Dunne.

Sources say Dunne’s gang then told Howard he would have to kill Molyneaux or he would be killed himself.

Howard shot Molyneaux dead in a flat off Pearse Street in Dublin in January 2010. He also murdered Paddy Mooney in the attack purely because he was with Molyneaux at the time.

Gardai raided Bradley’s home in relation to the incident but did not charge him with any offence.

Howard is serving two life sentences for the murders.

Bradley has set himself up as a personal trainer since his release from prison in 2018 but is still believed to be involved in criminality.

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