Heroin dealer is accused of gunning down mobster outside Asda store

A GANGSTER accused of the Asda assassination of Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll can today be unmasked.

Lyons crime clan lieutenant Andrew Gallacher – known as Dumbo – lives in a bungalow surrounded by security cameras in Plains, near Airdrie.

The 34-year-old convicted heroin dealer often welcomes close pal Eddie Lyons Jr, 33, to the property in the quiet street.

We tracked down Gallacher three months after the murder trial of fellow Lyons gang member and cocaine dealer Ross Monaghan, 30, sensationally collapsed.

One source said: “Gallacher is one of the Lyons’ closest allies and it’s suggested that Eddie Jr has now moved in with him. The house has a discreet but sophisticated CCTV system because they are constantly on edge for the police, the Daniels and other gangland enemies.”

Carroll – an enforcer for the rival Daniel gang – died after being shot 13 times by two gunmen outside an Asda store in Robroyston, Glasgow, in January 2010.

Monaghan walked free after trial judge Lord Brailsford ruled there was not enough evidence to continue with the bungled case.

Ross Monaghan leaving the High Court Glasgow
Ross Monaghan leaving the High Court Glasgow

 

During his trial at the High Court in Glasgow, cocaine dealer Monaghan blamed eight other men for Carroll’s murder, including Gallacher.

Today we can reveal that Dumbo had a motive to kill Carroll… having once been shot by him.

During the decade-long drug war between the Lyons and Daniels, Gallacher and Eddie Jr were ambushed by Carroll in Myers Court, Bellshill, Lanarkshire.

Lyons dodged Carroll’s bullets but Gallacher was hit in the 2006 attack which came two days after Carroll vandalised the grave of eight-year-old Garry Lyons.

The Lyons got revenge on Carroll a week later by shooting him and a friend in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. That sparked a triple shooting at an MoT garage in Lambhill, Glasgow, which left 21-year-old Michael Lyons dead.

Gallacher was a member of the Club Boys gang who used a taxpayer-funded community centre run by Eddie Lyons Sr in Milton, Glasgow, as their headquarters.

In 2004, Gallacher was sentenced to four years behind bars for dealing heroin and cannabis.

Among the other men named by Monaghan as Carroll’s killers is Billy Paterson, 32, who is being hunted by police and is thought to be in Spain.

Monaghan also accused cocaine dealer Steven Glen, who Carroll terrorised, and Glen’s “boss” Allan “Babesy” Johnston.

Former Carroll associate Craig “Rob Roy” Gallagher, 33, Lyons family relative Victor Gallagher and James Cooper were also incriminated.

Craig Gallagher
Craig Gallagher

 

The eighth man fingered by Monaghan was Carroll associate Ross Sherlock, 30, but police say that was a red herring.

One source said: “Naming all those people was a legal tactic to illustrate that many people wanted Carroll dead. What most of them have in common is a connection to the Lyons.

“The suspicion is that Monaghan was not allowed to name any of the Lyons – such as Eddie Jr and Steven – in order to distance them from the murder.”

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