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Ireland Man dead in motorbike crash was armed with handgun and linked to Finglas feud

17:51  07 may  2018
17:51  07 may  2018 Source:   thejournal.ie

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The man died after the crash in Dunsink Park yesterday. By Garreth MacNamee Monday 7 May 2018, 10:51 AM . A MAN WHO died in a motorbike accident in Finglas , north Dublin, yesterday was in The deceased man was well-known to officers and was part of a fast-growing feud in the Finglas area.

Motorcyclist who died in Finglas crash named locally as Shane Fowler An armed motorcyclist linked to a Dublin crime feud has died after his bike hit a pole. A video of the horrific incident went viral over the weekend and showed cars performing stunts in the estate. Man dead in motorbike crash was

A section of Dunsink Park in Finglas. © Google Maps A section of Dunsink Park in Finglas. A MAN WHO died in a motorbike accident in Finglas, north Dublin, yesterday was in possession of a handgun when he crashed, gardaí believe.

The man drove his bike into a pole in Dunsink Park yesterday around 3pm and was brought to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It has been alleged that a passerby took the handgun from his waistband following the incident and ran away. Gardaí are now investigating if the man was on his way to carry out a shooting at the time.

The deceased man was well-known to officers and was part of a fast-growing feud in the Finglas area.

He had a number of previous convictions. They included car theft and criminal damage.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

In a statement, gardaí said: “We are appealing to any persons or motorists who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at Finglas Garda Station on 01 – 6667500, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

Police struggling to recruit firearms officers .
Concerns over the way armed police officers are often treated in the aftermath of a police shooting are hampering recruitment efforts. A planned increase in the number of elite counter-terrorist firearms officers has yet to hit its target, partly due to the difficulties in getting enough volunteers.Police chiefs revealed a 70% increase in the ranks of the most highly-trained armed officers over the last two years, but the pool of counter-terrorist specialist firearms officers (CTSFOs) still needs around 100 recruits.

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