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Rival criminal mob steal French Bulldog gangster ‘Mr Flashy’ imported for five-figure sum

Things are likely to get worse after gang rob top-of-the-range French Bulldog which had only been imported from the UK
French Bulldog Stock pic

French Bulldog Stock pic

Ken Foy

Gangland tensions in a north Dublin suburb are at boiling point this week after a rival criminal mob robbed a French Bulldog that gangster ‘Mr Flashy’ had just imported from the UK for a five-figure sum.

Drug dealer ‘Mr Flashy’ who is embroiled in a number of separate disputes is involved in a feud with close associates of gangster Eric Fowler who was shot dead in Blanchardstown in December, 2018.

“Flashy’s crew have been involved in an escalating dispute with close pals of Fowler that has been ongoing for months at this stage,” a source explained.

“But things are likely to get worse after they robbed his top-of-the-range French Bulldog which had only been in the country from the UK for a few days and cost thousands and thousands of euro.

“It is suspected that one of Flashy’s own mates was involved in the theft but it has made its way over to the rival faction now who now have the very expensive dog hidden away. They have been taunting him over it and he is not very happy at all.

“They are saying things like ‘we have your dog’ and ‘what can you do about it.’ The dog is being kept at an offside location,’” the source explained.

The dispute is just one of a number of separate gangland feuds that have broken out in the Finglas area in recent weeks.

Earlier this month we revealed that two criminals who were once close associates of ‘Mr Flashy’ but have now split from him are being investigated after a handgun was found beside the motorbike which crashed when they were apparently run-off-the road in the Mellowes Park area of Finglas, north Dublin, shortly after 11.20pm on Saturday, July 3.

Two cars believed to be involved in the incident were later found burnt-out nearby.

It is suspected the duo were on their way to shoot up a house when they were intercepted by their own target after he got information they were on their way to shoot him.

One of the injured men was a very close associate of David ‘Fred’ Lynch who was murdered by gangland serial killer Robbie Lawlor in 2009 and the young man was videoed celebrating Lawlor’s murder in April of last year.

He is suspected of being the would-be gunman on the night and is currently a key member of the ‘Mr Big’ drugs organisation and classified as one of the most reckless young criminals in the capital.

Originally from Darndale, he survived an assassination attempt in Finglas in March of last year suffered severe injuries to his stomach – including his liver after being shot twice in the stomach as he sat in a car on Fairlawn Road in Finglas at 10 pm on March 14, 2020.

It is understood that he has since been discharged from hospital where he was treated for the crash injuries and is back at his base in the Kippure Park area of Finglas where shocked locals have reported juvenile males “hanging around the street corners with guns and bulletproof vests” as the situation threatens to spiral out of control.

The other man who is aged in his 20’s remains in a serious condition in hospital and there has been no arrests in the case.

Meanwhile sources say 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 on the night of the horrific motorbike incident.

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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