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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Security to be ramped up at boxing match amid fears of revenge attack for murder of Gary Hutch

Mourners carry the coffin of murdered Gary Hutch outside the church yesterday
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
The funeral of Gary Hutch at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St today.
The funeral of Gary Hutch at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St today.
The funeral of Gary Hutch at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St today.
The funeral of Gary Hutch at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St today.
The funeral of Gary Hutch at The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott St today.
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today
Gary Hutch funeral on Sean McDermot Street today

GARDAI will be monitoring a boxing event at the National Stadium in Dublin next month to check whether any of the former associates of slain gangster Gary Hutch attend.

The ‘Second Coming’ event, which takes place in November, is a boxing card featuring members of Macklin’s Gym Marbella (MGM), which members of the feared Christy Kinahan mob travel around the world to support.

It is believed that Kinahan sanctioned the murder of 34-year-old Gary Hutch, who was formerly regarded as one of his most senior lieutenants.

Members of the organised crime outfit, including the gangster’s son, Daniel, and other henchmen regularly attend boxing events at the stadium in which their prized fighters take part.

READ MORE: Family calls for ‘no retaliation’ for murder as Gary Hutch laid to rest

Despite calls at Hutch’s funeral for no retaliation, close associates of the deceased are said to be furious over his death and are intent on seeking

revenge for their murdered pal.

READ MORE: Killer Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch gets prison leave to view body of brother

Surveillance arrangements are expected to be put in place for next month’s fights, with officers from Kevin Street and Sundrive Road Garda Stations expected to liaise with one another before the event.

Yesterday, slain gangland figure Gary Hutch’s mother pleaded for no retaliation for her son’s gun death in Spain, saying, “Let God be our judge.”

Kay Hutch told hundreds of mourners at his funeral that the family does not want to see further violence.

READ MORE: Ring of steel as tensions high ahead of funeral of slain gangster Gary Hutch

“We don’t want any retaliation. We don’t want any family to feel the pain we are feeling. Our son is gone, so let God be our judge,” she said.

Parish priest Fr Richard Ebejer said “evil does not overcome evil” and told the congregation they were not there to judge the circumstances of Hutch’s death.

Dubliner Hutch – a nephew of former criminal Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch – was gunned down outside his Spanish apartment as he returned from a morning jog two weeks ago.

His funeral Mass was held yesterday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Sean McDermott Street.

Hutch’s close pal ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson was a noticeable absentee, as were several other of his close associates. 

Thompson’s attendance was always in doubt as he is regarded as the next target of the Christy Kinahan gang.

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Fr Ebejer called on the “cycle of violence” to be broken by not seeking revenge for Hutch’s violent death. He described Hutch as a “family man” who was “a great dad to his daughter”.

“We are all aware of the circumstances surrounding Gary’s death. We are not here to judge, but to mourn,” he said.

“To those who are here, especially the young, I repeat the words of St Paul: ‘Do not overcome evil by evil, but overcome evil by good’.

A letter was read out on behalf of Hutch’s brother, Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch, who is serving a lengthy prison term for manslaughter.

In it, he said he would always cherish the memories of the two of them growing up in Dublin, “me blaming you and you blaming me and ma killing the two of us”.

Del Boy was refused temporary release for the funeral, but was allowed to view his brother’s body at a funeral home on Sunday evening.

READ MORE: Man fears for life after he let Gary Hutch stay at his home

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