‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson in trouble again after flooring another inmate inside Ireland’s toughest jail
The murderer is facing an internal disciplinary process after he knocked out a criminal in an exercise yard of Portlaoise Prison in Co Laois on Saturday evening — because the other lag had been taunting him
16th July 2021
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Kinahan cartel killer Freddie Thompson is in trouble again — after flooring another inmate inside Ireland’s toughest jail.
The Star has learned that the murderer is facing an internal disciplinary process after he knocked out a criminal in an exercise yard of Portlaoise Prison in Co Laois on Saturday evening — because the other lag had been taunting him.
“The other fella got in his face and Freddie put him down pretty quickly,” a source said.
Sources revealed Thompson attacked criminal Roy Miller during a confrontation in the yard of C division in the prison at around 7pm.
Insiders revealed Miller, from Cork city, approached Thompson and taunted him that he was not going to be the main Kinahan man in the prison.
About 10 members of 43-year-old Daniel Kinahan’s drugs cartel are locked up in the super max jail but Thompson, who is serving life for a feud murder, is by the far the best known to the public.
Despite that, 34-year-old Miller, serving five years for stabbing a pensioner in a burglary at the victim’s home in Christmas 2018, decided to taunt Thompson in the yard.
“He got up into Freddie’s face and Freddie gave him a few digs. He knocked him to the ground and the other fella had a few facial injuries.
“Thompson will probably be able to claim that he was acting in self-defence.”
Both Thompson (41) and Miller have now been served with so-called P-19 forms, the start of the prison disciplinary process.
But sources said the most serious punishment for both men would be loss of jail privileges.
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Thompson was convicted in 2018 of the July 2016 gang murder of ex-criminal Daithi Douglas (55) in Dublin city.
In March, a TD called for a full investigation into claims by Thompson that a group of prison officers in Portlaoise were intimidating other staff there.
The allegations were made in the Dail by Meath TD and leader of Aontu Peadar Toibin — who called for immediate action on the claims.