THE Irishman sentenced to 23 years earlier this week for the murder of an Englishman in a bar in Fuengirola, Spain, is now being linked to the disappearance and murder of seven Irish men over the past six years.
According to a report on RTE Radio's News at One, Garda detectives have already travelled to Spain to interview Eric 'Lucky' Wilson (27), who is from Ballyfermot, Dublin.
He is believed to be the hit man hired by the crime boss Marlo Hyland to kill a Drogheda drug dealer, Paul Reay, in 2006 and Roy Coddington, whose body was found on Mornington beach in Co Louth in 2007.
Gardai are also investigating whether he killed two other men, David Lindsay and Alan Napper, who went missing in July 2009.
Wilson is also suspected of being involved in the murders in Ballyfermot of Martin Kenny in 2005 and Anthony Cannon in 2009.
He is also being connected to the murder in Spain of a Dublin criminal who disappeared after the murders of two men in Summerhill, Dublin, in 2009.