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Gang boss Liam Byrne's son Lee returns to Instagram with private profile

Lee Byrne (22) who has no involvement in crime, amassed more than 50,000 followers on his Instagram page but deactivated his profile at the end of April
Lee Byrne

Lee Byrne

Neasa Cumiskey

Gang boss Liam Byrne’s influencer son Lee has returned to Instagram after deleting his account in April.

Lee Byrne (22) who has no involvement in crime, amassed more than 50,000 followers on his Instagram page but deactivated his profile at the end of April.

Now it has emerged that he has reactivated the account – but has ramped up his security settings.

His once public Instagram page is now on private, meaning that users must request to follow him to see his photos and videos.

It appears that Liam has also scrubbed his profile, removing his previous posts showing off luxury holidays and cars.

Lee has scrubbed his Instagram profile of all photos but one

Lee has scrubbed his Instagram profile of all photos but one

The only post remaining on his Instagram page is a photo showing him walking through the streets of London, which he captioned with a Magic 8 Ball emoji.

The Dublin native also shared a selfie on his Stories, writing: “I'm still here.”

Meanwhile, it is understood the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is investigating Lee’s father Liam Byrne, and is looking into Liam Byrne’s access to massive wealth and assets in the UK.

After his brother David was killed at the Regency Hotel, Liam fled Ireland as the Garda Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) moved in and seized millions of euro worth of his wealth in 2019.

The CAB has also seized dozens of high-powered vehicles, jewellery, bank accounts and Byrne's Raleigh Square home in Crumlin, which was reportedly fitted with a panic room and jacuzzi.

He is suspected to be running the Kinahan cartel from his bolthole in the UK when he became Daniel Kinahan's right-hand man after his brother-in-law Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh was jailed in 2019.

Gardaí are reportedly still hunting Byrne and are still investigating the alleged activities of the most senior members of the Kinahan cartel after jailing many of their lieutenants in recent years.


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