Irish Republican News · August 17, 2004
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IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS: Attack blamed on feuding UDA
Attack blamed on feuding UDA

An internal feud in the unionist paramilitary UDA appears to have resurfaced with an attack on a car owned by a relative of a murder victim.

The family of Alan McCullough, killed by the UDA in June 2003, have blamed the same people for torching a vehicle belonging to the dead man’s sister.

The car was set alight in the Shankill area o fwest Belfast, in the early hours of Sunday morning. “At the start of June I had a death threat and my mother had a death threat. It is another scare tactic,” Mr McCullough’s brother Kenny said.

“We have done nothing wrong. We just want the UDA to leave our family alone.”

It has also been claimed that the UDA had ordered out a number of Adair supporters from the Lower Shankill at the weekend.

Unionist councillor Frank McCoubrey denied the UDA was involved.

However, the impending release of deposed UDA boss Johnny Adair, who is due to be freed from prison early next year, is clearly on the minds of his former allies.

© 2004 Irish Republican News