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Severe threat Security plan to be put in place as Derek 'Del Boy' Hutch to return home after jail release

It emerged today that ‘Del Boy’ was officially warned of an active threat against his life from the Kinahan Cartel

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Criminal: Derek Hutch is serving a lengthy sentence for robbery

Criminal: Derek Hutch is serving a lengthy sentence for robbery

Criminal: Derek Hutch is serving a lengthy sentence for robbery

Notorious killer Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch has indicated that he plans to return home to the capital’s north inner city after his planned release from jail on Saturday.

This means that a major security plan will be put in place for the gangland criminal as the threat level against the senior Hutch criminal is officially classified as “severe.”

It emerged today that ‘Del Boy’ was officially warned of an active threat against his life when gardai visited him in Wheatfield Prison last Friday and offered him detailed security advice.

The threat is from the Kinahan cartel who have already murdered his brother Gary, uncle Eddie, and cousins Gareth and Derek ‘Coakley’ Hutch.

“All the information is that ‘Del Boy’ is not coming out of jail a reformed person and his release is definitely going to lead to an increase in tensions and gardai have to be ready to deal with that,” a senior source said.

“He is a dangerous and volatile criminal who is more than capable to attempt to seek revenge for all that the Kinahan cartel have done to his family.

“The fact that he has indicated he is moving back home means that extra armed patrols will be deployed in the area especially as the threat on him is severe,” the source explained.

‘Del Boy’ Hutch (35) is in the closing days of of a a 16-year sentence he received in 2012 for his role in an armed raid in May 2009 in Lucan, west Dublin, during which his pal Gareth Molloy was shot dead by gardai.

There are major fears that ‘Del Boy’ will inflame his gang’s feud with the Kinahan cartel which has led to 18 murders including but none since January, 2018.

‘Del Boy’ has served lengthy concurrent sentences for offences including manslaughter, robbery and firearms offences and has been far from a model prisoner after getting into a number of scrapes behind bars.

Del Boy’s release is happening only around a week before another notorious gangland killer walks free from Portlaoise Prison.

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Brian Rattigan (41) has also indicated that he plans to move back to his family home which is in Drimnagh and this means that Crumlin gardai will also be drawing up a special policing plan.

Unlike Hutch, Rattigan has not been given a GIM form by gardai warning of an active threat against his life but there are also serious concerns for his safety.

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Brian Rattigan

Brian Rattigan

Brian Rattigan

Gardai are investigating reports that Rattigan may be planning to move to Spain after he attempted to organise a passport for himself for his release.

“Spain may be even far more dangerous for Rattigan than Dublin. He might best advised to stay put,” a senior source said today before dismissing the criminal who has been locked up for over 17 years claims that he is a “changed man.”

“Gardai in general would be very sceptical of this – he was a crazy coked up criminal with a huge propensity for violence before he got locked up. Its hard to see that he has changed,” the source added.

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