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Prime Time shows footage of suspect in Trevor O’Neill murder

The father-of-three was gunned down in Majorca in August.

The suspect is seen running in the background
The suspect is seen running in the background
Image: Prime Time

SPANISH POLICE HAVE vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of Trevor O’Neill, the innocent Irish man shot dead in Majorca in August.

O’Neill, a father of three from Dublin, was shot dead on the street while on holiday in a case of mistaken identity. It’s believed the killing is linked to the ongoing Hutch Kinahan gangland feud.

Back in August, Jonathan Hutch, a brother of feud murder victim Gareth Hutch, told Spanish police he thought he was the intended target.

CCTV footage of the suspect was shown on RTÉ Prime Time tonight. The images showed a gunman running by a shop in one direction and then running back less than 30 seconds later, having shot O’Neill nearby.

RTE Prime Time - Senior Guardia Civil Officer Source: Prime Time

A senior member of the Spanish police, La Guardia Civil, involved in the investigation spoke to Prime Time anonymously.

He said: “The Kinahan clan has been settled on the Costa Del Sol for a number of years, and they are one of the most relevant and dangerous criminal organisation operating in Europe.

They are mostly integrated and made up of Irish, British and Spanish citizens and they are involved in drug trafficking, arms trafficking and money laundering among other criminal activities.

La Guardia Civil are also investigating the murder of Gary Hutch who was shot dead in Mijas in southern Spain in September 2015.

His killing was the first in a series of murders linked to the feud.

The La Guardia Civil officer said the force was committed to working with national and international partners “to completely dismantle this international gang”.

Read: Dublin man killed in case of mistaken identity is laid to rest

Read: Jonathan Hutch tells Spanish police he believes he was intended target of shooting

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