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Man arrested in Romford in connection with Irish gang murder

PUBLISHED: 11:01 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01 12 June 2017

Armed police were seen in Victoria Road, Romford, at around 1am on June 11. Picture: @jennirowe

Armed police were seen in Victoria Road, Romford, at around 1am on June 11. Picture: @jennirowe

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A 31-year-old man was dramatically arrested by undercover officers in the early hours of Saturday, June 11.

Witnesses described how the corner of Victoria Road, Romford, was blocked off as the man was detained in connection with a murder in Dublin last year.

Three crime agencies worked together to apprehend the suspect.

On Twitter @Jennirowe said: “Undercover police stopped a man in a car, loads of undercover cars, corner was blocked off, was outside my brother’s flat on Victoria Road.”

In a statement Ireland’s national police force, An Garda Síochána said: “The National Crime Agency (NCA) in conjunction [with] An Garda Síochána and the London Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in the Romford area of Essex in the UK on foot of a European Arrest warrant.

“The arrest was made in relation to the investigation into the murder of Gareth Hutch in Dublin on the May 24, 2016.”

According to Irish reports, the murder was part of a major gangland feud in Dublin between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs, with around 10 people killed in the past year.

The Irish Independent reported that Gareth Hutch, 35 – nephew of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch – was shot dead outside his home in Avondale House, North Cumberland Street, Dublin.

The paper also reported that 39-year-old Regina Keogh has been charged in connection with the murder. She appeared at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Another man, Thomas Fox, also faces charges in connection with the murder.

The suspect, who has not been named, is expected to be extradited to Ireland.

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