Regency Hotel Murder Trial Hea...


Regency Hotel Murder Trial Hears From Intelligence Analyst

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

04:49 20 Jan 2023

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An intelligence analyst has told the Regency Hotel murder trial that there doesn't appear to be a clear opportunity for Jonathan Dowdall to have met Gerry Hutch on the 8th of February 2016.

Mr Hutch is on trial for the murder of David Byrne, who was shot dead during a boxing event at the Regency Hotel in Dublin a few days beforehand.

Jonathan Dowdall claims Gerry Hutch told him he shot David Byrne during an alleged meeting in a park in Dublin a few days after the Regency attack.

In his direct evidence, he said he thought he met him at about 11.30 on the 8th of February 2016.

From the data she examined, Senior Intelligence Analyst, Sarah Skedd told the judges today there doesn't seem to be an opportunity to have met in the park on the Monday, as alleged by Dowdall.

Under cross-examination last month, Dowdall said he wasn’t 100% sure if it was the Sunday or the Monday, so Ms Skedd also looked at his phone records for the Sunday

She said it was possible that the meeting took place on that date, but not until 3.16pm when Dowdall's phone was pinging off a mast covering the park.

None of the numbers that rang Dowdall that day stood out as being used by Gerry Hutch, so she said it was unclear how he would have contacted him.

Reporting by Frank Greaney

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