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Gardaí at the scene of Eddie Hutch Snr's murder.

Man involved in murder of Eddie Hutch wanted dead by both Kinahans and Hutches

Eddie Hutch Snr was shot dead last year.

GARDAÍ HAVE TOLD an associate of the Kinahan cartel that his life is in danger after he claimed partial responsibility for the murder of Eddie Hutch last year.

The man told two people close to him to pass on information to the Hutches about who was responsible for the taxi man’s murder on Poplar Row near East Wall just days after the Regency Hotel shooting.

The man, from the north inner city, was part of a suspected four-man killing team. He has named the other three men involved, including who ordered the hit, the location of the safehouse used for it and that the same hit team was used in the murder of Noel Duggan – a close friend of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch.

The man in question has been officially warned by gardaí that his life is at risk from both sides of the feud. Security sources as well as underworld contacts have told how the man has been racked with guilt since Hutch Snr’s murder and that he felt that he had been coerced into being there on the night.

According to underworld sources, the man has become more heavily dependent on drugs since the murder. He had been considered by many members of the Hutch gang as good friends before the feud began.

So while the Kinahans have now put a target on his head because of his dealings with detectives, the Hutches also now know he was part of the hit team which killed Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s brother and so too want him dead.

90409100_90409100 The remains of father of five Eddie Hutch Snr arriving at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sean McDermott Street Dublin.

Prior to Eddie Hutch’s murder, the man had been convicted of a number of violent assaults.

Like many of the Kinahans’ underlings, the man ended up clocking up a large cocaine debt and was used by the cartel to ferry drugs around parts of the city. However, after paying off his debt, the Kinahans believed he had proved himself and he started conducting business across the city for profit.

From there, he became more respected in gang north Dublin outfit and was regularly put in charge of making sure the cutting and distribution of small consignments of drugs went smoothly.

Gardaí have been attempting to keep tabs on him since they informed him of the threat to his life. However, he has not been seen at the flat complex he grew up in since that warning, leading gardaí to believe he has fled the area.

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