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Gangster shot dead at Dublin hotel boxing weigh-in will be buried in £12000 coffin

A gangster shot dead at hotel boxing weigh-in will be buried in a 12,000 coffin, it has been revealed. David Byrne, who would have turned 35 on Friday, was assassinated at the Regency Hotel1 in Dublin when a gang stormed the event. Family and friends will line the streets as the silver-coloured coffin is carried into the Church of St Nicholas Of Myra on Francis Street, Dublin, tomorrow.

A source told the Irish Sunday Mirror2 that no expense would be spared on the his casket, thought to be worth ‘ 15,000. The source added: The casket being used is worth around ‘ 15,000.

“It s not cheap and is definitely top end.

“Byrne loved the luxuries in life, the flashy cars and jewellery, he will be given a send-off in the same style.

PA Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Investigations: Garda cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after the shooting this month

It s understood Byrne s body was held in secret at an undertakers outside of the capital before being brought to his parents house in Crumlin for the wake over the weekend. More threats to the Hutch gang have been made since Byrne s murder by those who want retaliation for the Regency Hotel killing last Friday.

Read more: Horrific video shows Dublin boxing weigh-in shooting aftermath as victim’s body lies in hotel foyer3

A source told the newspaper that members of imprisoned Derek Del Boy Hutch s gang are watching their backs after the recent threats. The source said: There is understood to be a six-figure sum on Del Boy s head by members of the Kinahan gang.

They will stop at nothing until they get to him. He is currently on a special protection wing in Wheatfield Prison away from any possible rival gang.

Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Gangster: Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch playing happy families in prison as members of his gang are ‘watching their backs’

Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Second victim: Arrangements for the funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr are yet to be announced

There are a number of Hutch gang members currently in protection.

At the end of the day, anyone who is even loosely regarded as an associate of either the Kinahan or Hutch gang behind bars is a target.

“Even inmates who would have very loose interaction with them are watching over their shoulders.

Prison bosses are taking no chances and are ensuring nobody can get to key members.

Read more: Dublin cops want machine guns as brutal gang war kills two in four days4

Meanwhile, a picture of Fat Freddie Thompson has emerged which shows the gangster all smiles for the camera despite being a walking target for the Hutch gang. Thompson, who can be seen in our exclusive snap wearing a beanie hat and a beard, was happy to pose for the picture which is understood to have been taken in recent weeks. The photo, which was uploaded on to social networking site Instagram, shows the thug looking a lot slimmer since being freed from Mountjoy Prison last August.

Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Happy: This picture of Fat Freddie Thompson has emerged which shows the gangster all smiles for the came

Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Funeral: It’s not know whether Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch will attend his brother’s funeral

He is seen with a female who is understood to be a close family member and a teenage boy believed to be his son. Since walking free from jail last summer Thompson has based himself in Amsterdam and Germany. It was reported on Tuesday that Thompson was arrested on Monday night following a high-speed chase.

The thug, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, was held by detectives under drugs legislation and was searched. Items of his clothing were confiscated by gardai for forensic testing. It was claimed he walked home from the Garda station in his boxer shorts after his trousers were seized.

Officers will form a ring of steel around the funeral of David Byrne, who was shot dead at the Regency Hotel, when it takes place tomorrow. The burial will be at Mount Jerome Cemetery in the city. Family and friends will be attending his wake at his parents house today in Crumlin.

Gangster Shot Dead At Dublin Hotel Boxing Weigh-in Will Be Buried In £12000 Coffin Worrying: Thompson s life is still under threat as the gangland war continues

Heavily-armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit are expected to mount patrols in the area during and after the service. Meanwhile, arrangements for the funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr are yet to be announced but it s believed it could take place mid-week. It s not understood if taxi driver Eddie s brother Gerry The Monk Hutch will be in attendance.

Despite there being reports he is back in Ireland after flying in from Lanzarote, the former ex-con turned community worker and taxi driver has yet to be seen in public. The Irish Sunday Mirror has learned it s unlikely Eddie s jailed nephew Del Boy is going to get compassionate temporary release from prison to attend the funeral. A source added: It s rare that high-profile inmates like Del Boy would be allowed to attend the funeral but they are normally given permission to pay their last respects in the funeral home beforehand.

However, with the two gangs at each others throats it s unlikely he will even be granted that.

References

  1. ^ Regency Hotel (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Irish Sunday Mirror (www.irishmirror.ie)
  3. ^ Horrific video shows Dublin boxing weigh-in shooting aftermath as victim’s body lies in hotel foyer (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ Dublin cops want machine guns as brutal gang war kills two in four days (www.mirror.co.uk)

UK’s efforts to fly out thousands of tourists thrown into chaos

SINAI PLANE CRASH FALLOUT

Eight rescue flights have been cancelled; only hang baggage allowed SHARM EL-SHEIKH Thousands of of British tourists stranded in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el- Sheikh waited anxiously on Friday for flights home as budget carrier EasyJet said the Egyptian government had disrupted some of its flights out of Sinai, the site of a Russian jetliner crash. Tensions were high and an irate British tourist, who had waited at the airport since early morning hours, harangued UK ambassador John Casson with angry shouts of: “When are we going home?”

Britain had grounded all flights to and from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, saying there was a “significant possibility” the Russian airliner that crashed on October 31, killing 224 people, was downed by a bomb. The Metrojet’s Airbus A321-200 crashed 23 minutes after take-off from Sharm el-Sheikh en route to St Petersburg, with mostly Russian tourists aboard. The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the crash, though UK investigators suspect the bomb was placed in the aircraft hold before take-off, BBC reported on Friday. Another report said the information about the suspected bomb came to light after a joint US-British intelligence operation “used satellites to uncover electronic communications” between ISIS in Syria and Egypt. Russia and Egypt have dismissed the claim. UK authorities had approved the flights back, starting Friday, though passengers were only allowed to take carry-on bags with them. EasyJet had been due to operate 10 flights from the Red Sea resort but said eight would not be able to fly because Egypt had suspended them. Two other carriers, Monarch and British Airways, said they still planned to operate flights back from Sinai on Friday. Egypt’s civil aviation minister said there would be eight flights in all to the UK on Friday, instead of the 29 planned earlier.

An estimated 20,000 UK nationals are in Sharm el-Sheikh. YOUNGEST VICTIM’S BODY FOUND, COULD HELP SOLVE MYSTERY The body of the youngest victim of the air tragedy has been found over 33 km from the crash site, and it may help investigators establish what happened on board the doomed flight, reports said. Darina Gromova (pictured), who was only 10 months old, was on a Discount Holidays © holiday with her parents, from St Petersburg, in Egypt. The discovery of her body far from the crash site has prompted investigators to widen the search area, which could lead to discovery of otherwise missed clues, the Daily Mail reported. In an image posted online, Darina can be seen pressing her soft hands on the window of an airport terminal. “The main passenger,” her mother’s comment reads, followed by smiley faces. It is the last public record of Darina’s life.

The picture was posted from Pulkovo Airport before they left for Egypt.

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