Latest: Man arrested as part of investigation into Gareth Hutch shooting refused bail

Latest: Man arrested as part of investigation into Gareth Hutch shooting refused bail

Update 3.19pm: A man charged as part of the investigation into Gareth Hutch’s murder has been refused bail this afternoon.

Gardaí objected to bail for Thomas Fox on a number of grounds, including the nature and seriousness of the charge.

Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy also said he anticipated a further more serious charge to be brought.

Thomas Fox, who is due to become a father for the first time in a few weeks, has been remanded in custody for a week.

Earlier: A man arrested as part of the investigation into Gareth Hutch’s murder has appeared in court charged with the unlawful possession of a handgun.

Thomas Fox of Rutland Court in Dublin’s north inner city presented himself to gardaí a few hours after the 35-year-old was shot dead.

At around 10am on Tuesday of last week, Gareth Hutch, a nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, was shot a number of times in the car park outside his home at Avondale House, North Cumberland Street in Dublin 1.

It is believed he was killed as part of an ongoing feud between two criminal gangs.

Thomas Fox is charged with the unlawful possession of a Makarov 9mm handgun at Avondale House on May 23 – the day before the shooting.

He told gardaí that he had nothing to say when the charge was first put up to him yesterday evening.

A bail hearing is due to be heard this afternoon.

The 29-year-old is the second person to be charged as part of the investigation.

Yesterday, Mary McDonnell, who lives at the complex where the shooting took place, was charged with withholding information and remanded in custody for a week.

Another woman is still being held for questioning.

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