Tuesday March 28 2006
GARDAI now believe that a man, who was murdered in a laneway earlier this month, was lured to his death by former criminal associates.
Last night, four people were being questioned by detectives about the shooting of Shay Bradley (28), who lived in North King Street in Dublin's north inner city.
He was originally from the Waterside in Derry, but had moved to Dublin more than seven years ago. Gardai say that Bradley had fallen out late last year with members of a crime gang in which he had been involved and the row could have resulted in his brutal death.
Bradley was well known to gardai and had appeared in court in connection with two separate crimes in recent months.
He was associated with a number of crime gangs operating out of the inner city and also in the western and southern suburbs.
In early morning raids yesterday, detectives arrested a man and woman in Tallaght and two other men in Cabra.
All four were being held last night at garda stations in west Dublin under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, which allows detectives to detain them without charge for up to three days. The suspects are all in their mid to late 20s.