This is Keith Byrne the 30 year old Duleek man detained in Spain over the brutal murder of Dulin woman Kirsty Ward, (36), in Salou, Spain

And for the first time it can be revealed that the minor offence Byrne was convicted fok in 2013 alongside Kinahan cartel hitman Caolan Smyth was siphoning fuel from a car

It was perhaps fortunate for the pair they were caught as they were trying to extract diesel but were actually driving a car that ran on petrol.

Yesterday a former girlfriend of Byrnes revealed how he allegedly attempted to strangle her some years in a house in Meath, she has made a formal complaint to Gardai in Ashbourne.

It is understood this allegation has been passed to Spanish police via Interpol.