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Man due in court in connection with murder at Regency Hotel

The 46-year-old man will appear in court in Belfast today.

5/2/2016. Regency Hotel Shootings Crime Scenes The scene of David Byrne's murder at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, 5 February 2016 Source: Rollingnews.ie

A 46-YEAR-OLD man will appear before a court in Belfast today in connection with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel on Dublin’s northside in February.

The man was arrested yesterday evening in Strabane, Co Tyrone on foot of a European arrest warrant. He will appear before Belfast Recorder’s Court.

It is understood that an attempt will be made to extradite the man to the Republic to face charges of murder and firearms offences.

34-year-old Byrne was shot dead at a boxing weigh-in at the Drumcondra hotel on 5 February.

The attack saw gunmen dressed as armed gardaí storming the weigh-in brandishing AK-47 assault weapons.

Byrne was a key associate of the Kinahan drug gang.

The fallout from his death has seen a series of reprisal attacks against the Hutch gang.

Ten people have died in the Kinahan-Hutch feud since the murder of Gary Hutch, nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, in southern Spain in September 2015.

Two of those killed were innocent bystanders who died in cases of mistaken identity.

Thus far, seven people have been arrested in the south of Ireland as part of the investigation.

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