Ireland Gardaí say more than 500 people in Dublin have been warned their lives are at risk

17:00  09 may  2018
17:00  09 may  2018 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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a person riding a snow board on a city street © Collins Photo Agency More than 500 people in Dublin have been warned their lives are at risk.

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said that hundreds are under threat from criminals involved in serious and organised crime.

And according to the Garda Commissioner ten of the most critical threats are to people in the north inner city.

a car parked on a city street: Credits: Collins Photo Agency © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Collins Photo Agency The same area where much of the Hutch-Kinahan gangland shootings have been carried out.

Ten are deemed critical, 171 substantial, 51 severe, 136 moderate, 110 are low and 43 are under assessment.

Ten of the most critical threats are to people in the north inner city.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Garda Commissioner Leahy said: "Quite a few are involved with the different gangs, but generally speaking, they’re a feature of the drug trade."

He added more than 50 murders were prevented in the last two years.

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