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Saturday 22 September 2018

End bloody gang wars, says sister of dead dealer

DRUG dealer Christopher Gaffney's sister has called for an end to gang warfare, and said her brother "hadn't a bad bone in his body".

Grieving Rachel Gaffney has broken her silence and spoken of the gruesome murder of her 37-year-old sibling, whose butchered body parts were found in a field in Clonee, Co Meath, on November 1.

"Keep Chris's memory alive and help stop murder and bloodshed on our streets," she wrote on Facebook.

She said her brother's heart "was so big" he even gave to people he didn't know and whose own families "wouldn't help them, and that's a fact".

 

ANIMALS

She added: "I saw it with my own eyes. You know when a person hasn't a bad bone in their body. He was even kind to animals, that's how you know. So I'm not listening to anyone. Stuff their presumptions."

Detectives investigating the murder are looking at the possibility that he was targeted because he was suspected of passing on information to gardai.

Gaffney, who has a teenage daughter, was "in fear of his life" from a criminal gang who were after him over suspicions that he had informed, the Herald revealed last week.

At an unreported court hearing earlier this year, it was claimed Gaffney "grassed" on an addict in his 40s who was part of a gang he was involved with in the sale of heroin.

Detectives are also investigating whether he was butchered by a Finglas thug over claims he helped dump the body of a murdered teen.

Ms Gaffney reported her brother missing six weeks ago after he disappeared from Blanchardstown.

A severed arm was then found in a ditch at The Mayne in Clonee, and fingerprints taken from it confirmed it belonged to Gaffney. His torso and other body parts were discovered in later searches.

Gaffney had convictions for selling heroin, possession of ecstasy and burglary.

In 2001, he was jailed for five years after being caught on a bike delivering heroin to dealers in O'Connell Street.

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