Re­gency Ho­tel trial to re­sume

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The Re­gency Ho­tel shoot­ing trial will re­sume “in some form” at the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber, the Spe­cial Crim­i­nal Court has heard.

Sean Gil­lane, prose­cut­ing, told the court yes­ter­day the fi­nal re­port into the death of the lead in­ves­ti­gat­ing garda in the case has been re­ceived and he hoped the de­fence would re­ceive it by the end of the day. Pre­sid­ing judge Mr Jus­tice Tony Hunt said the trial will re­sume “in some form” on De­cem­ber 3. “We can do three days that week,” he said, adding this would give the court in ex­cess of 10 days in De­cem­ber to deal with the case.

Det Supt Colm Fox was found dead on the evening of Fe­bru­ary 10 in his of­fice at Bal­ly­mun Garda Sta­tion. His of­fi­cial firearm was re­cov­ered at the scene; foul play was not sus­pected and it was treated as a per­sonal tragedy.

Pa­trick Hutch, of Cham­pi­ons Av­enue, Dublin 1, has pleaded not guilty to the mur­der of David Byrne at the Re­gency Ho­tel on Fe­bru­ary 5, 2016.

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