Ross Hutch stabbed in attack at his city home
Ross Hutch is recovering today after being stabbed in an assault near his north-inner city home.
The 25-year-old, who has already been targeted on several occasions, was attacked at around 10.15pm last night.
Gardai believe that the nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch was stabbed and received an injury to his head.
However, he was conscious when emergency services responded and spoke to officers at the scene.
Detectives believe that a man well-known to Hutch was behind the attack and was at the scene when officers arrived.
This man, aged in his 30s, was previously suspected of an assault on Hutch.
Detectives from Mountjoy Garda Station were last night questioning the suspect about his alleged involvement in the knife attack.
Hutch has been the subject of a number of attacks in the past year. He was hospitalised in October after being punched repeatedly in the face in the north inner city.
That same month, his friend was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being mown down by a car, which was targeting Hutch.
Hutch was driven at as he walked along Sean McDermott Street. However, the car missed him and instead struck a bystander.
In June, Hutch was treated for a suspected broken nose when he was attacked and headbutted by his brother, Alan, during a jail visit from a female relative.
He was also assaulted in a city bookmaker's last summer by the brother of an Irish soccer star, who is believed to be working with the Kinahan cartel.