Inquest continues into fatal shooting of armed raiders

The inquest into the fatal shooting of two armed raiders by Gardaí in north Dublin is continuing amid tight security today.

The inquest into the fatal shooting of two armed raiders by Gardaí in north Dublin is continuing amid tight security today.

Eric Hopkins and Colm Griffin, both from Dublin's north inner city, were shot dead during an attempted robbery at Lusk Post Office in May 2005.

Yesterday, witnesses described how Gardai who were lying in wait for the raiders shouted a warning at one of the men, but he turned around with his gun pointed at the armed officers.

He and a second raider were then shot dead by the Gardaí.

The inquest is expected to last four days, with the Gardaí involved due to give evidence from behind a screen due to fears for their safety.

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