Belfast Telegraph

Freddie Thompson walked home from garda station in underwear after clothes confiscated

Convicted criminal ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson walked home from a city garda station in his underwear after gardai confiscated his bloodstained clothing after a car chase.

The incident happened on Monday night not long after the murder of Eddie Hutch in Ballybough in Dublin’s north inner city.

A red Audi A5 was spotted by detectives leaving the family home of Thompson’s murdered cousin, David Byrne, in Raleigh Square, Crumlin at around 10.30pm, according to a report in The Star.

It was being driven by Freddie’s first cousin Liam Roe and Thompson was in the passenger seat.

Gardai attempted to pull the vehicle over on the Crumlin Road but the car allegedly failed to stop, which led to a pursuit into the city centre with armed officers following the car.

The chase eventually ended in the Cork Street area where gardai arrested Roe and Thompson.

The two were then brought to Kevin Street Garda Station for a drugs search and sources say that officers noticed that there was blood on Thompson’s tracksuit bottoms and runners, and these clothing items were then seized by gardai.

When no drugs were found on the cousins, they were released without charge by gardai but Freddie’s clothing was kept for forensic analysis.

Brazen Thompson then walked home in the cold in his boxer shorts, according to The Star.

He strolled from Kevin Street to Newmarket Square more than a kilometer away.

It is believed he had a cut on his hand and this is where the blood staining may have come from.

Conor Feehan,

Irish Independent

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