NI dissident ‘thought to be part of gun team’

09/02/2016'Flowers left by friends and family of murdered man David Byrne. He was shot dead at the Regency Hotel at a boxing weigh-in
09/02/2016'Flowers left by friends and family of murdered man David Byrne. He was shot dead at the Regency Hotel at a boxing weigh-in

A dissident republican from Co Tyrone has reportedly been identified by police as one of those involved in a shooting at a boxing match weigh-in in Dublin.

According to the Irish edition of The Sunday Times, police have identified two out of the six attackers who fatally shot gangster David Byrne and wounded two other men.

It was reported that the suspect who is said to have been identified is a member of the Continuity IRA.

A statement had been issued to the BBC claiming CIRA responsibility for the February 5 Regency Hotel gun spree, although another statement later – also supposedly from the CIRA – denied this.