Gardai arrest two males in connection with Clondalkin murder investigation

By Mark Keane

Two males have been arrested in connection with a murder investigation at Bridgeview Halting site, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin.

Gardai this morning arrested a 19-year-old male and a male in his 30s in connection with the investigation of Derek Coakley-Hutch’s murder on January 20 of this year. 

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As previously reported on, investigators believed the father of two was targeted during a drugs run to Cloverhill and Wheatfield Prison, after he had driven to the Bridgeview Halting site with two associates.

Detectives had been trying to establish the movements of a black Toyota Avensis - registration 04-D-72956 - in the days prior to the murder, and the hours immediately after it.

According to a Garda statement released this afternoon: “A 19-year-old male and a male in his 30s were arrested this morning in the Dublin area and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 50 of The Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Dublin Garda Stations.”

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