Dublin criminal Freddie Thompson arrested in the Netherlands

Monday 05 May 2014 22.27
Freddie Thompson is wanted in connection with an assault in a pub in Dublin in January of last year
Freddie Thompson is wanted in connection with an assault in a pub in Dublin in January of last year

A major Dublin criminal has been arrested in the Netherlands on foot of an extradition warrant.

Freddie Thompson, from Loreto Road in Maryland, Dublin 8, was detained by Dutch police today.

A false ID card and a falsely-obtained genuine passport were also seized.

Mr Thompson, who is 32, is wanted by gardaí in connection with an assault in a pub in Dublin in January of last year.

The incident took place at a reception following the funeral of a gangland criminal.

Thompson was extradited to Spain two-and-a-half years ago after the Spanish authorities named him in the High Court as a member of an international organisation based on the Costa Del Sol, which has members in a number of countries, including Spain, the UK and Ireland.

Mr Thompson had been living in Spain, but travelled regularly to Ireland.

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