Patsy Hutch at secret location after gardai foil 'imminent feud hit'
Feud target Patsy Hutch was in a secret location last night after surviving a third attempt to kill him.
Gardai believe they foiled an imminent attack in Dublinâs north inner city on the brother of Gerry âThe Monkâ.
A source said: âPatsyâs gone completely into hiding. Heâs only talking to gardai and family.â
An extra 40 cops have been drafted into the capital to tackle the bloody feud.
SUSPECTED hit target Patsy Hutch is in hiding and under constant watch by gardai â" with an extra 40 cops being drafted into the capital to tackle the Hutch-Kinahan feud.
The innocent brother of Gerry âThe Monkâ Hutch is believed to have escaped with his life after gardai foiled an imminent attack on Saturday.
Gardai swooped on a van containing three men and a number of weapons.
The men were arrested before 8am as part of an intelligence-l ed operation by the drugs and organised crime bureau just off Gardiner Street in Dublinâs north inner city.
A fourth man was arrested in a follow-up operation.
It is believed to be the third attempt on the life of the 57 year-old â" who has no involvement in crime.
The crew involved smashed up a house in a bid to lure him out of the property and shoot him.
A source told the Irish Mirror: âPatsy has gone completely into hiding. Heâs talking to family and the guards but thatâs it.â
Independent councillor Nial Ring said the arrest of the men and the news on the extra 40 gardai is positive for those living in the area.
He said: âI spoke with Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy on Sunday and he informed me that, in addition to the undercover work being carried out with the support of the ASU and the ERU, 40 additional on-the-ground gardai would be deployed in the north inner city in the next two weeks.
âAd ditional officers are most welcome and the fact they will all be on the beat is vital as people want, above all, to build on the excellent community-based Garda service which is in operation in the area at the moment.â
Chilling graffiti was sprayed on
the side of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sean McDermott Street in January reading: âPatsy Dead, Feud Endsâ.
However, a source has said that is âuntrueâ and is not being treated seriously.
Another warning daubed in the area included âHutch Ratsâ, in an attempt to intimidate family members. It is understood there are three Hutch
families living within 200 yards of
the Gardiner Street/Summerhill area where the four men were arrested on Saturday morning.
The Kinahan cartel is believed to have offered â¬200,000 to take out Patsy, whose son Gary was killed in Spain in September 2015, as they canât get
to The Monk who is in hiding.
It is understood one of the four men arrested on Saturday is suspected of involvement in a number of murders in the past, while another served with the British Army for 10 years.
The three men, arrested off Gardiner Street, one aged in his 20s and two in their 30s, were last night being detained at a Garda station in the Dublin Metropolitan region.
So far 14 men have been killed as part of the ongoing gangland feud.Source: Google News