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Rapist's Release Fuels Fears Of Inner City Gangland Tension


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The release of a convicted paedophile from prison is fueling fears an old feud could reignite in the north inner city.

Five murders have been linked to a war that erupted after the abuse emerged in 2003.

Crime boss Christy Griffin has walked free after serving 11 years for the repeated rape of a young girl over an eight year period.

The 48 year old was tried twice for the crime and was finally jailed in 2007.

It led to deadly violence in the Sheriff Street area after his gang was divided between those loyal to him and those on the victim's side.

It's feared the tensions could spill over again following Griffins release from a maximum security prison yesterday.

However Nicola Tallant with the Sunday World believes he'll keep a low profile for now.

"He's already gone to ground. He got out of the prison yesterday and an associate took him on a motorbike into the city where he transferred to a car and has since disappeared. You'd like to think the Guards know where he is."

Five murders have been linked to this feud. with the most recent taking place in 2010.

Now the north inner city is already suffering with the Hutch Kinahan gangland killings, while a separate war with a Ballymun faction has kicked off in recent months.

Because Christy Griffin is on the sex offenders register, he is obliged to provide Gardai with an address within a week of his release.

 

 


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