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Ram attack Notorious Corduff criminal questioned over role in collision that left rival seriously injured

The volatile gangster is heavily involved in a violent dispute with the Finglas based ‘Mr Flashy’ gang and his associates


The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

A notorious criminal from the Corduff area of the capital is in garda custody this evening being questioned about his role in a shocking motoring incident which left a rival with serious head injuries.

Earlier gardai had issued an internal alert for the high powered vehicle that the suspect who is aged in his mid-20’s is suspected of driving when cars rammed each other while driving on the wrong side of the road in Mulhuddart area yesterday evening but it has not yet been recovered.

The volatile gangster who was one of the main protagonists in a separate feud in west Dublin a couple of years ago is now heavily involved in a violent dispute with the Finglas based ‘Mr Flashy’ gang and his associates.

He was picked up in north Dublin this afternoon and is being questioned at Blanchardstown Garda Station over alleged dangerous driving offences.

It is understood that the criminal is refusing to co-operate with the garda investigation.

A 25-year-old man who suffered serious head injuries when the white van he was driving crashed into a wall has “stabilised” in hospital today after grave fears for his life in the aftermath of the high-impact collision.

A juvenile male, understood to be aged 16 who suffered less serious injuries in the horror crash is also still being treated in hospital.

Last night, we revealed that gardai are investigating reports of vehicles ramming each other prior to main collision while driving the wrong way on the N3.

The 25-year-old man who suffered serious head injuries was previously arrested and charged with possession of a gun, drugs and stolen motorbikes which it is suspected he was “holding onto” for a violent gang which had been involved in the Corduff feud which saw numerous shooting incidents.

He received probation for this offence and has since fallen-out with the Corduff mob and linked up with the ‘Mr Flashy’ crew who have been in dispute with the Finglas mob for years.

Shocking footage appeared on social media which has shown the front of the white van being badly smashed.

A group of thugs who filmed the wreckage could be seen jeering loudly as they drove past with one of the men sticking his middle finger-up.

This footage has now been widely distributed on social media.

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The incident has led to fears of a major escalation in gangland violence in west Dublin this week.

“Gardaí are continuing to appeal for information following a serious injury road traffic collision that occurred on the Old Navan Road at Canterbury Gate in Co.Dublin yesterday evening, 16th August 2021 at approximately 6pm,” a garda spokesman said in a statement today.

“The driver of the vehicle, a man his 20s, and a male (youth) passenger are continuing to receive medical treatment following the collision. Their conditions are described as serious but stable.

“Earlier today, a man in his 20s was arrested in connection with this incident. He is currently being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling inbound on the (M3) Navan Road (between Mulhuddart Service Station and Exit 3 to Blanchardstown) near Canterbury Gate on Monday 16th August 2021, between 5.45pm – 6.15pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on (01) 6667000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station,” he added.

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