Nicola Tallant: ‘Gerry Hutch’s latest arrest is part of a wider probe into corrupted ex-garda’
An Garda Siochana has been rocked by the investigation into a retired officer and his suspected links to the Hutch gang.
Nicola TallantSunday World
A wider investigation into how Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch is suspected of directing a criminal gang and of corrupting a retired police officer is on-going outside the Regency Hotel trial which is due to get underway on Monday.
Hutch was arrested at Wheatfield prison this week and quizzed about his links to the former officer - along with Hutch’s involvement in running a criminal network involved in drugs and weapons.
The Monk was subsequently released back to prison without being charged and a file will now be sent to the DPP.
The ex-garda is currently before the courts and is due to be sentenced on serious criminal charges.
An Garda Siochana has been rocked by the investigation into the former officer who was well-respected within the Force