Gardaí following ‘number of lines of inquiry’ following feud death of Derek Hutch
Inquest adjourned for six months to allow criminal investigations to proceed
The funeral of Derek (Del Boy) Hutch, from Buckingham Street in Dublin’s north inner city, on its way to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sean McDermott St last January. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times
Gardaí are following a number of lines of inquiry in relation to the death of feud victim Derek Hutch.
The 27-year-old from Liberty House in Dublin 1 was shot as he sat in a car parked at the Bridgeview halting site beside Cloverhill Prison at around 3pm last January 20th.
At the opening of an inquest into his death last May, the cause of death was read into evidence as a gunshot wound to the head.
The inquest resumed at Dublin Coroner’s Court to update the coroner on the status of the investigation.
Detective Inspector Mark O’Neill informed Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane the investigation is ongoing and a number of lines of inquiry are open. DI O’Neill sought a six month adjournment of the inquest under Section 25 of the Coroner’s Act.
At the previous inquest, the man’s mother Noeleen Coakley gave evidence of how she identified her son’s body at Dublin City Morgue following the fatal shooting.
Derek Hutch was the fourth member of the Hutch family to be killed over a two year period and the 14th victim of the Hutch/ Kinahan feud.
The coroner adjourned the case for further mention to April 2nd next year.