Fu­ri­ous feud hit­man throw­ing his weight around be­hind bars

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY SYLVIA POWNALL

JAILED killer Fred­die Thomp­son has de­manded prison of­fi­cers and lags stop call­ing him “Fat”.

The Ki­na­han hit­man has slimmed down be­hind bars – and wan­ders about in shorts and dress­ing gown.

A source said: “He hates the term ‘Fat Fred­die’. He doesn’t want prison of­fi­cers or other pris­on­ers call­ing him that.”

KILLER Fred­die Thomp­son has or­dered in­mates and jail staff to drop his gang­ster nick­name telling them: “Don’t call me Fat Fred­die.”

The Ki­na­han car­tel hit­man, caged for life for the mur­der of Hutch as­so­ciate David “Dotty” Dou­glas, has been throw­ing his weight around be­hind bars.

Trig­ger-happy Thomp­son, who gar­dai be­lieve or­gan­ised at least 14 killings, has told in­mates and staff at Port­laoise Prison he wants them to ditch his moniker.

A source told the Irish Sun­day Mir­ror: “He hates the term Fat Fred­die. He doesn’t want prison of­fi­cers or other pris­on­ers call­ing him that.

“In the run-up to his trial and con­vic­tion he went on a strict train­ing and diet regime so he’d look good in court and fit into his suit.

“He was so proud to be in court look­ing slim. At one stage he even wore a pair of shorts to show off his body. He lost a fair few pounds and has kept it up in jail and lost a bit more since.” Vain thug Thomp­son, now pris­oner 8132, was moved from Moun­tjoy Prison after be­ing classed as “trou­ble­some” and now spends most of his time holed up in his cell. The bald psy­cho, 37, has al­ready been moved once since ar­riv­ing at the high-se­cu­rity Port­laoise com­pound and is said to be strug­gling be­hind bars. The source re­vealed: “He had to be moved to an­other land­ing be­cause of a se­ri­ous threat on his life from Hutch as­so­ciates.

“But he’s fallen a long way in the prison peck­ing or­der and has gone from be­ing Mis­ter Big to an er­rand boy.

“He’s now do­ing shop runs for Warren Dum­brell which is a big come­down for a se­nior mem­ber of the Ki­na­han mob.”

Thomp­son is keep­ing well in with Dum­brell who is con­sid­ered to be one of the most volatile and dan­ger­ous in­mates in the prison sys­tem. The 44-year-old is cur­rently serv­ing a life sen­tence for the mur­der of dad-of-six Christo­pher Caw­ley, 33, in Oc­to­ber 2006.

He and his younger brother Jef­frey chased their vic­tim into a stair­well at a block of flats in Inchicore, South Dublin, be­fore stab­bing him to death in front of his wife and kids.

Dum­brell has been kept away from the gen­eral prison pop­u­la­tion for most of his sen­tence and has racked up 51 dis­ci­pline charges.

Now he is reg­u­larly seen in the com­pany of slimmed-down Thomp­son, who sources say has taken to “swan­ning around the land­ing in his dress­ing gown or a tight-fit­ting pair of shorts”. Thomp­son was first chris­tened “Fat” Fred­die when aged 21 by a ri­val mob who slapped him with the tag to mock his chubby ap­pear­ance.

The thug has been un­able to shake the nick­name de­spite los­ing a sig­nif­i­cant amount of weight over the years.

He went on a strict train­ing and diet regime to look good PRISON SOURCE ON THOMP­SON’S NEW LOOK

SLIM­MER LOOK Fred­die Thomp­son

SLIMMED DOWN Fred­die Thomp­son FEUD BEEF Be­fore his weight loss

DE­TAINED Port­laoise Prison

VIC­TIM David Dou­glas

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