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Gardaí have moved to arrest two men over the shooting dead of Eddie Hutch

The two men, aged in 20s and 30s, are being held at separate garda stations.

Eddie Hutch
Eddie Hutch

Updated 10.58 pm

A SECOND MAN has been arrested in connection with the killing of Eddie Hutch in the Ballybough area of Dublin in February.

This latest arrest of a man in his 20s came this evening after a man in his 30s was arrested earlier today.

The brother of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch was shot dead on the night of Monday 8 February at Poplar Row in Dublin 3 as part of the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan gang feud.

The father of five was killed at his home days after the Regency Hotel attack, in which an associate of the Kinahan crime gang, David Byrne, was shot dead.

The 59-year-old was not known to gardaí as a violent criminal. He had minor offences against his name but was not active in the criminal or gangland scene.

One local who spoke to TheJournal.ie after the killing described Hutch, who worked as a taxi driver, as “a decent guy” – adding that he was “definitely outside criminality”.

Both men arrested today are being held under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act and can be held for up to a week,

They are being held at separate garda stations at Mountjoy and in Bridewell.

Investigating Gardaí are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to contact the incident room at Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1-800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Read: Eddie Hutch shooting condemned as sign of “despicable inhumanity”

More: ‘Suddenly I’m looking at a man covered in blood’: Regency Hotel manager talks about horror gun attack

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