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Loyalists on brink of war as UDA chief is shot dead

Feuding loyalist paramilitaries were poised for all-out war yesterday as furious Ulster Defence Association chiefs vowed vengeance against jailed Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, whose supporters last night admitted responsibility for killing their colleague, John “Grug” Gregg. Gunmen ambushed Gregg, 45, the UDA’s south-east Antrim brigadier, in the backseat of a taxi stopped at traffic lights near Belfast docks on Saturday night. He had just got off a ferry after attending a Rangers match in Glasgow. Robert Carson, 33, a UDA member, died later in hospital. Gregg’s 18-year-old son, Stuart, and another man escaped unhurt, but the taxi driver was seriously injured. One of two taxis hijacked on the Shankill Road half an hour before the attack was later abandoned near Adair’s lower Shankill stronghold. Full Story

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