EXCLUSIVE: Murder suspect in Kinahan cartel execution who had £400,000 UK bolthole being extradited
A SUSPECTED gangland killer for the Kinahan Cartel has agreed to be extradited from the UK back to Ireland. David Hunter, 41, (pictured above) is wanted in Ireland for questioning over the murder of dissident republican Michael Barr, 34, at Sunset House pub in Dublin’s north inner city on April 25, 2016. He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday via a livelink from Belmarsh Prison. District Judge Denis Brennan ordered his extradition after Hunter consented to being sent to Ireland in custody. Hunter, who was arrested in the UK on a European arrest warrant in March, had been living in a £400,000 detached bungalow in Widnes, Cheshire, before being held.
KILLED: Michael Barr (Facebook)
Mr Barr is believed to have been executed on the orders of the Kinahan cartel, Ireland's most feared organised crime drugs gang, as part of its war with the rival Hutch gang. They believed the New IRA member had supplied the guns used in the killing of David Byrne, 34, a Kinahan mob henchman gunned down at a boxing weigh-in at Dublin's Regency Hotel on February 5 2016. Contract killer Eamon Cumberton, 31, has already been jailed for life in connection with the killing of Barr, after his DNA found on a Freddy Krueger mask left in the getaway car was matched to that found on a cigarette he discarded during an arrest for a separate matter.