A CLOSE pal of Kinahan cartel hitman Eamon Cumberton was last night blamed for a series of sickening attacks on gardai.
The Irish Sun on Sunday can reveal the thug, who rowed with Hutch associate Anthony ‘Scarface’ Fitzgerald last week, has been accused of spitting blood at frontline officers
An alert has now gone to every Garda station in the capital warning officers of the Kinahan enforcer’s violent actions.
Gardai from Store Street Station are now probing two incidents of the thug spitting in the face of uniformed cops.
Officers are urged to take “necessary precautions” when stopping the hood after he was “violent towards gardai”.
We also publish a new photo of the Kinahan supporter with Cumberton before the contract killer’s arrest for the murder of Michael Barr in April 2016.
A source said: “This man is extremely violent and shows no regard for gardai who are trying to protect the community.
“The warning was sent out because it’s important gardai exercise caution when dealing with him. This man is a main enforcer for the Kinahan gang but has refused to leave the north inner city.
“He has been warned his life is in danger but he’s still out there issuing threats and intimidating members of the Hutch family.”
Although no lives have been lost since the murder of Jason ‘Buda’ Molyneux in January, the Gardai remain on high alert.
Meanwhile, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau are continuing their offensive against the Kinahan and Hutch mobs. We can reveal Spanish cops were in Ireland last week as part of their own probes into our most dangerous criminals.
The detectives met with senior DOCB officers to discuss new ways of confronting the deadly gangs.
The meeting comes after we told last week how cops in Holland vowed there would be no “hiding place” for Irish criminals on Dutch soil.
And DOCB Det Supt Seamus Boland told how cooperation between the Gardai and law enforcement agencies around the world was “second to none”. He said: “We have had fantastic cooperation from every country and have not met any barriers at all in our international investigations.”
Article courtesy of The Sun newspaper