Ireland Man dead in motorbike crash was armed with handgun and linked to Finglas feud

17:51  07 may  2018
17:51  07 may  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Our exclusive images show the handguns and pistols that have been seized by officers investigating a vicious feud in Finglas , north Dublin, since last year. Since the feud started, two lives have been saved by gardai, one man has been convicted of a violent pub brawl, and shots have been fired at

The killing is not being linked to two gangland murders earlier this month. Members of the Armed Garda Responsive Unit were last night patrolling the Finglas area following the shooting. Chilling moment North Carolina man is shot dead on Facebook Live.

A section of Dunsink Park in Finglas. © Google Maps A section of Dunsink Park in Finglas. A MAN WHO died in a motorbike accident in Finglas, north Dublin, yesterday was in possession of a handgun when he crashed, gardaí believe.

The man drove his bike into a pole in Dunsink Park yesterday around 3pm and was brought to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It has been alleged that a passerby took the handgun from his waistband following the incident and ran away. Gardaí are now investigating if the man was on his way to carry out a shooting at the time.

The deceased man was well-known to officers and was part of a fast-growing feud in the Finglas area.

He had a number of previous convictions. They included car theft and criminal damage.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

In a statement, gardaí said: “We are appealing to any persons or motorists who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at Finglas Garda Station on 01 – 6667500, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

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Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated in the aftermath of a police shooting are hampering recruitment efforts. A planned increase in the number of elite counter-terrorist firearms officers has yet to hit its target, partly due to the difficulties in getting enough volunteers.Police chiefs revealed a 70% increase in the ranks of the most highly-trained armed officers over the last two years, but the pool of counter-terrorist specialist firearms officers (CTSFOs) still needs around 100 recruits.

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