An East Meath based Kinahan cartel hit man has been scalded with boiling water in a horrific jail attack.

Caolan Smyth from Cuileann Court,Donore.

The website, , is reporting that investigations have started into the incident in Castlerea Prison, during which Smyth (30) was also beaten with a sock filled with batteries.

The violent criminal is currently serving a 20-year sentence for the attempted murder of Hutch gang associate James ‘Mago’ Gately in 2017. has learned that another Kinahan hitman-for-hire is suspected of carrying out the violent attack on Smyth last Sunday.

Authorities believe Glen Thompson (28), from Finglas, north Dublin, was the inmate who targeted Smyth and scalded him on the landing they shared.