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Eddie Hutch investigation: Gardaí await DNA test results from getaway car

The car was not burnt out and tests have been carried out on the interior of the vehicle.

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GARDAÍ ARE AWAITING the results of DNA tests from the car used by the gang who shot and killed Eddie Hutch in the Ballybough area of Dublin on Monday night.

The 58-year-old, a brother of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, was gunned down at his home on Poplar Row.

A silver 3 Series BMW was found afterwards at St Patrick’s Parade in nearby Drumcondra. It wasn’t burnt out, and a container of fuel was found with the car.

Forensic and DNA tests on the car and its contents were carried out yesterday.

It was not a stolen car.

It is believed that it was abandoned because of the quick response of gardaí, who were on the scene of the shooting within two minutes.

Latest appeal

In their latest appeal, issued last night, gardaí asked for information on that vehicle and a second car used by the attackers.

Speaking at Store Street Garda Station yesterday evening, Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan said that it is believed that after the initial escape vehicle was dumped, the four men involved in the shooting got into either a dark coloured Isuzu 4x4 or a Toyota Landcruiser and drove onto Lindsay Road in the direction of Glasnevin.

A small black car, possibly a Peugeot or a Renault, was also seen in the area of Poplar Row at the time of the shooting.

Nolan further added that of the four men present during the killing, two men fired shots from handguns. Eddie Hutch’s partner was present in the house at the time.

“The gardaí had no specific intelligence that Mr Hutch was at risk,” Nolan said.

He further appealed for any petrol station operators who may have sold fuel in a drinks-type bottle (with a view to setting fire to a car) to contact the incident room at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-666 8600, call the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or contact any Garda Station.

The shooting is believed to have been in retaliation for the killing of David Byrne in the Regency Hotel on Friday.

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