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.