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Saturday 21 July 2018

CCTV shows movements of Hutch accused, court hears

Jonathan Keogh and Thomas Fox
Jonathan Keogh and Thomas Fox

CCTV footage of the alleged movements of two Dubliners accused of the murder of Gareth Hutch in the days prior to his shooting has been shown to the Special Criminal Court.

The court was also shown CCTV of the movements of three vehicles - a Ford Transit van, a black BMW and a silver Honda Civic - which prosecutors claim they can link to Jonathan Keogh (32) and Thomas Fox (31).

The two men, together with Mr Keogh's sister Regina Keogh (42), have pleaded not guilty to murder.

Mr Hutch (36), a nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, was shot dead outside Avondale House flats, on North Cumberland Street, on May 24, 2016.

Yesterday, CCTV footage taken from the Wellington House Pub on Wellington Street, Dublin 7, at 5.02pm on May 22, 2016, showed two men, which the State claims were Mr Keogh and Mr Fox.

Bottle

CCTV also shows a BMW car, a Ford Transit van and a silver Honda Civic on Wellington Street.

Separate CCTV shows the same two men - again purported to be Mr Keogh and Mr Fox - buy two grocery items from Tesco, Navan Road, at 7.19pm.

In his opening speech, prosecutor Paul Burns SC alleged one of these items was a bottle of sterilising fluid and that this was later found in the Transit van.

Earlier, the three-judge court ruled that CCTV footage was admissible as evidence in the trial.

Lawyers for Mr Keogh had argued the CCTV should be excluded because they claimed it was illegally obtained and breached his right to privacy.

It is the prosecution case that Mr Keogh, of Gloucester Place, Dublin 1, threatened to kill Hutch the evening before the shooting.

It is alleged that Mr Fox, of Rutland Court, and Ms Keogh, of Avondale House, both Dublin 1, were instrumental in planning the murder, and Mr Keogh and 'Mr AB' were the shooters.

The trial continues.

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