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Thursday 22 June 2017

Gun victim may have been caught on CCTV at scene of feud killing

CCTV of Trevor O'Neill's murder (Prime Time)
CCTV of Trevor O'Neill's murder (Prime Time)

A man found dead from a gunshot wound is suspected of involvement in the fatal shootings of innocent Martin O'Rourke and Trevor O'Neill - and may have been caught on CCTV at the scene of one killing.

Gardai are understood to be investigating whether talented boxer Glen Clarke is the hooded man seen running from the scene after the murder of Mr O'Neill in Spain.

The innocent Dublin dad was murdered during a botched assassination attempt on Jonathan Hutch, a nephew of crime boss Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch.

His murder has been linked to the Kinahan cartel, who are in a long-running feud with members of the Hutch family.

Dublin City Council employee Mr O'Neill (40), from Drimnagh, had no involvement in crime and had been on holiday with his partner and their three young children at the time of his death on August 17, 2016.

Investigators have also linked Clarke with the murder of homeless man Mr O'Rourke. Clarke's DNA was reportedly found on a gun discarded near the scene of Mr O'Rourke's murder.

Unconscious

Father-of-two Clarke was found unconscious with gunshot injuries in a stolen car in Leixlip, Co Kildare, in December.

Trevor O'Neill
Trevor O'Neill

He died the following day in hospital, with the initial investigation into his death focused on it being an accident or suicide. Gardai are still continuing their investigation.

It has been reported that, in the last two weeks, gardai have established that Clarke was in Majorca at the time of Mr O'Neill's murder.

CCTV footage captured around the time of his death shows a heavily disguised gunman approaching the Dubliner, before murdering him in front of his family in the resort of Costa de la Calma.

Less than 30 seconds later, the hitman is caught on the same CCTV camera fleeing the scene.

The images, aired on RTE's Prime Time, show the gangland hitman running past a nearby store as locals shop inside, oblivious to the execution that had taken place metres away.

It is believed Clarke flew to Palma and stayed in a hotel in the area - and it is understood he was targeting Jonathan Hutch.

However, he shot innocent Mr O'Neill instead. Jonathan Hutch later told Spanish police he believed he was the intended target of the attack.

His mother, Carol D'Arcy, has previously said her son did not work for the Kinahans.

"He didn't shoot himself. I believe my son was murdered," she claimed.

Glen Clarke
Glen Clarke

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