Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch arrested in Spain

Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch arrested in Spain

GERRY HUTCH has been arrested in Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol by Spanish police.

The 58-year-old was wanted by Irish police over his alleged involvement in a fatal Dublin gun attack at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

A European arrest warrant was issued in April, and gardaí had been working with local authorities to seek Hutch's extradition.

He's accused of being involved in the murder of Kinahan gang member David Byrne, who was hot dead when a five-strong squad – including three men dressed as ERU members armed with AK47 rifles – stormed a boxing weigh-in.

The intended target of the attack at the Regency Airport Hotel is believed to have been Daniel Kinahan, the leader of the Kinahan Cartel who have an ongoing feud with the Hutch Gang.

The Hutch-Kinahan feud began when the nephew of Gerry Hutch fell out with the Kinahan gang, of which he was once a member, and was murdered in Spain in 2015.

It also sparked a brutal cycle of violence and a further 18 murders.

Four months ago police authorities across Europe were asked to help locate Hutch on foot of the Garda investigation. They had hoped that the alert would lead to Hutch’s arrest within days.

It was understood that he had been moving between locations in Spain and Turkey.