Joe Bruno on the Mob – 24-Hour Tail on Fat Freddie Thompson


Boy this “Fat Freddie” Thompson is sure attracting a lot of attention across the Pond.

It has recently came to light that Fat Freddie, the head of the so-called “King Ratt” gang, has put a bounty of 100,000 pounds on the head of former pal, and present rat Joey O’Brien. Now, it seems that underworld forces operating in direct opposition to Fat Freddie have initiated several attacks on Fat Freddie’s family members.

First, Fat Freddie’s bother Rickie (Fat Richie? I once knew a Richie Fat in Manhattan’s Little Italy) had his leg broken, when he and his wife Catherine (who was stabbed) were beaten badly in the Karma Stone Pub in Camden Street in Dublin,Ireland. Then someone threw a pipe bomb into Fat Freddie’s family home, forcing his mother to evacuate to safer digs.

So, I think it’s safe to say we haven’t seen the end of the animosity between Fat Freddie and whomever is trying to decimate his family.

To try and stop any more violent incidents, the Dublin Police, called the “Garda,” have put Fat Freddie under 24-hour surveillance. Since Fat Freddie has been constantly looking over his shoulder for either his enemies, or for the police, he hasn’t hooked up with long-time girlfriend Vicky Dempsey for quite some time.

Maybe that’s a good thing for Vicky, since she might escape being in the crossfire of any more violence directed at Fat Freddie.

My guess, considering Fat Freddie reportedly also pissed off the Turkish Mafia in a drug-connected matter, in addition to not making too many friends in Ireland, “Fat Freddie” Thompson might be involved in a little more action.

As a perpetrator, or maybe even as a victim.

Stay tuned.

The article below appeared in the Dublin Herald at:

24-hour tail on Freddie as tensions rise

Thursday August 18 2011

Gangland tensions have escalated enormously — with the return of crime boss ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson, now under 24-hour surveillance. The garda’s Organised Crime Unit have been monitoring Thompson’s activities on a “round-the-clock basis” since his return.

‘Fat’ Freddie spent a day at the Rotunda Hospital on Monday where his sister Lisa Jane gave birth to her first child, Jamie.

The gang boss (inset below) is said to be still “furious” after his brother and mother were targeted in feud related attacks.

Sources say that “top-of-the list” is a 24-year-old criminal present during a violent incident in which Freddie’s brother suffered a broken leg in a south city pub in March. The savage attack on Freddie’s brother Ritchie (40) and his wife Catherine at the Karma Stone pub in Camden Street has still not been avenged.

Gardai fear the criminal responsible for the assault is a dead man walking.

To compound the situation for this member of the so-called ‘King Ratt’ faction, Thompson also blames the fellow criminal for throwing a pipe bomb into the garden of his family home earlier this summer.

This incident led to Thompson’s mother being evacuated from the south inner city property in the early hours of the morning.

Sources say that ‘Fat’ Freddie has not returned to his family home while in Ireland and has been staying in city centre hotels.

It is unclear if he has met up with his long term girlfriend Vicky Dempsey, who is from Crumlin, during his time in Ireland.

But sources say that he has been in contact with a number of his close associates — including his first cousin, Liam Brannigan. Brannigan was arrested by members of the Organised Crime Unit after a pipe bomb was seized in the west of the city last month but was later released without charge.

This is not Thompson’s first visit back to Dublin this year and it is understood that he has been back in Ireland on at least two occasions since January.

Sources say that the gangster who leads one of Ireland’s most notorious drugs gangs has been mainly based in Birmingham since 2011.

Despite earlier reports, a European Arrest Warrant is not in place for Thompson in relation to a massive police operation in Spain last year which led to his drug supplier, Christy Kinahan, and other senior gang members being arrested and charged.

At a murder trial earlier this summer, it emerged that ‘Fat’ Freddie wanted to kill gangland supergrass and Crumlin criminal Joey O’Brien.

The court heard evidence that by the summer of 2005, his life was under threat because he had fallen out with a well-known, notorious criminal — understood to be Thompson — who had become associated with him when he was a teenager.

O’Brien agreed that this drugs boss came down heavy on him and that he told a garda that this individual was threatening to shoot him over a debt and for informing on him to the gardai.

O’Brien agreed that his father — who had been in the Army all his life — had to put up a sum of money to get this criminal off his back.

Sources say that ‘Fat’ Freddie is very close to his younger sister who has no involvement in crime.


One Response to “Joe Bruno on the Mob – 24-Hour Tail on Fat Freddie Thompson”

  1. raymond Says:

    fat freddie is not the head of the king ratt gang,they are his arch enemy

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