A gunman from Kinahan was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in a prison cell

A Kinahan cartel gunman was kept under guard in hospital last night – after he was found unconscious in his prison cell.

The Irish Mirror has confirmed that Trevor Byrne was rushed to the Mater Hospital in central Dublin from nearby Mountjoy Prison yesterday morning.

Sources told us that Byrne – who is serving a 17-and-a-half-year prison sentence for firearms offenses and armed robbery of a bookmaker – was found unconscious in the cell yesterday morning.

Byrne, 43 – who gardaí have asked to be charged with the murder of Eddie Hutch by the Kinahan gang in February 2016 – was assessed by medics in prison before the decision was made to move him to the Mater.

It is understood he was transferred by ambulance yesterday afternoon and was escorted by a number of prison staff.

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Several officers guarded him at his bedside last night, but sources say his condition has improved.

“There were concerns for him in the morning, but he is not in danger now,” the source said.