The house where Marlo Hyland was shot dead.
Crime Scene Location in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland.
This is the house where hitmen killed drug boss Martin "Marlo" Hyland and innocent plumber Anthony Campbell in December of 2006.
At the time, Hyland was aware that his life was in danger. Shortly before his murder, the Irish police visited him on two separate occasions to warn him about a credible threat to his life.
A year before, in September of 2005, the An Garda Síochána had setup a special operation to specifically target "Marlo" and his gang.
Over the next couple of months, this increased police activity put the gang under severe pressure. Numerous seizures of drug shipments, weapons and cash put a strain on the organization's finances. Furthermore, over 20 members of the gang were facing serious charges.
As time wore on and the pressure continued, Hyland started to become more and more isolated from his associates. Due to the increasing number of drug busts, some of his lieutenants started to suspect that he was an informant. The fact that Marlo had somehow managed to evade arrest also raised suspicions.
Hyland knew that he was in a dangerous position. As a result, he liked to move around a lot.
On the night of December 11th, 2006, Marlo decided to sleep at this house in Scribblestown Park in South Finglas. The house belonged to his niece and her partner.
The next morning, 20-year-old apprentice plumber Anthony Campbell and his boss arrived at the house to fix a broken radiator.
Shortly afterwards, Anthony's boss left to pick up some supplies for another job. Marlo Hyland's niece also left the house to bring her child to school.
After his boss left to get supplies, Anthony continued to work on the radiator. Meanwhile, crime boss Marlo Hyland slept in a bed upstairs.
The murder of Marlo Hyland and Anthony Campbell.
At around 9:20 a.m., two hitmen entered the property. One crept upstairs while the other held Anthony at gunpoint.
The gunman who went upstairs shot Hyland six times at close range. It is unlikely that he saw it coming or realized what was happening.
Once Hyland was taken care of, the gunmen focused their attention on Anthony. Sadly, at this point, it seems as though the killers decided that the young apprentice had seen too much.
As a result, they decided to shoot him in the head.
The killing of Campbell sparked public outrage. A young, innocent bystander had lost his life to gangland violence.
Although gardai suspect that the killings were carried out by Marlo's associates, nobody has ever been charged with the crime.
To this day, the case remains open.
Where was Marlo Hyland murdered?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The GPS coordinates for the house are as follows.
- Latitude: 53.380064
- Longitude: -6.316731
Open 53.380064, -6.316731 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.
The full address for this location is:
8 Scribblestown Park
The Eircode is D11 W253.
The house is situated in a cul-de-sac called Scribblestown Park in Finglas South. Once you reach Scribblestown Park, take the second left. The house will be on the corner, facing towards a large green area.
Private property warning.
This is a private property. It is not a public place. Therefore, you should be respectful and not step foot on the property without permission.
This is someone's home. Please do not go near the property or make your presence felt.
- 2006 was a particularly bloody year for gangland violence in Ireland. The shooting of Marlo and Anthony Campbell brought the number of gun deaths that year to 23. Before the year was over, another three men were gunned down.
- When the gardai warned Hyland that his life was in danger and offered him crime prevention advice, he turned it down.
- Hyland was staying in a number of different properties. Previously, he stayed at Kippure Park in Finglas and St Attracta's Road in Cabra.
- The gardai setup Operation Oak in September of 2005 after they realized that Marlo was attempting to establish links with other criminal organizations. At that stage, they felt that he was on the verge of becoming too big to control.
- Gardai believe that the murder was orchestrated by Hyland's lieutenant, Eamon Dunne, and men who were owed money by the crime boss. At the time, Hyland was unable to pay up due to the gang's heavy losses.
- 20-year-old Anthony Campbell started working as an apprentice plumber just weeks before his death. According to his family, he was happy to be making some money before Christmas.
- According to a number of local sources, Hyland's real nickname was actually "Marno", not "Marlo".
Photos of the house and other related images.
The crime scene.
Gardai cordon off the crime scene at 8 Scribblestown Park in Finglas. Because there were no signs of forced entry, it is believed that the innocent plumber opened the door to his killers. It is also possible that the gunmen had a spare key to the house.
Gardai believe that Martin Hyland's lieutenant Eamon Dunne was involved in his murder. Following Hyland's death, he took control of the gang. In April of 2010, Dunne was shot dead at a pub in Cabra.
Martin "Marlo" Hyland.
In the months leading up to his death, Hyland was aware that his life was in danger. According to family members, he became depressed and paranoid.
His niece recalled how he would carry a Samurai sword around the house with him at all times. He would also refuse to answer the door to anyone he didn't know.
His brother William said that Marlo attempted to heal old family quarrels shortly before his death.
Anthony Campbell, a 20-year-old apprentice plumber, was an innocent bystander who was killed because he witnessed the murder.
Sadly, he lost his life because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The house where the shooting took place.
A wider photo of the house where the shooting took place. This Google Street View image was taken in April of 2009.
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