Dublin man wanted on suspicion of murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly detained in Spain

He is due to face a European Arrest Warrant seeking his return to Ireland.

A Dublin man wanted on suspicion of the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly five years ago has been detained in Spain - writes dublinlive.ie

A warrant for the arrest of Dean Evans was issued by the Special Criminal Court last year after he failed to turn up for his trial.

He has been arrested by Spanish police and is due to face a European Arrest Warrant seeking his return to Ireland.

Evans, 27, of Grange Park Rise, Raheny, was due to stand trial for the murder of the 35-year-old father of two but failed to turn up in court in January 2017.

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The court heard that both men were arrested by gardai after a "callous, brutal and premeditated murder, both performing their assigned roles".

McGrath, wearing a disguise of a black wig, had driven a stolen silver Toyota Corolla to the Huntsman Inn carpark.

It was alleged that Dean Evans was a passenger in the back of the car, behind the driver's seat, and that he shot Mr Butterly.

McGrath then drove the Corolla away from the carpark and up Flemington Rd. He stopped the car in a laneway. The court heard that this was where the car was to be destroyed. Further back the road, Sharif Kelly was in a green Opel Zafira.

Clothes allegedly with Mr Evans' DNA were found in the boot of the car.

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