Estonian hitman dubbed ‘The Butcher’ arrested as police believe five ‘spectacular’ gangland hits planned in night of violence

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An Estonian hitman nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ has been arrested over a suspected gangland plot to carry out five “spectacular hits” in one night.

The Irish Mirror reports the 58-year-old was set to be paid €100,000 to target leading Hutch associates and innocent family members.

Nicknamed “The Butcher” he had been under surveillance since arriving in Ireland at the weekend.

He allegedly had a number of disguises when he was arrested in West Dublin on Tuesday.

A source told the Irish Mirror the Kinahans wanted to carry out an attack unlike any other.

Gerry Hutch wears a disguise as he leaves after attending the funeral service for his brother Eddie Hutch

Ross Hutch

They hired “The Butcher” as they suspected he was capable of executing such a large-scale operation due to his highly trained military background.

He said: “The suspected hitman was planning to carry out up to five hits on the one night with the help of those personally picked by him.

“The cartel wanted to send the message they are the ones in charge and will not take s**t from anyone, especially the Hutch gang.

“The big fear is the Hutch crew will now retaliate before the Kinahans have time to regroup and plan again.”

The Eastern European is thought to have been found with paperwork containing the names of a number of key Hutch gang mobsters and an innocent family member.

Alan Hutch

A high-ranking member who has been in hiding in Northern Ireland is understood to have been the main target on the list.

It is also understood Patsy Hutch, the innocent brother of veteran former criminal Gerry “The Monk” Hutch, was also named.

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