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Funeral is held for slain terror chief Colin 'Bap' Lindsay

By Rebecca Black

Published 18/07/2015

A UFF wreath is carried at the funeral of Lindsay
A UFF wreath is carried at the funeral of Lindsay
UDA leader Jackie McDonald was a mourner

Senior UDA figures yesterday turned out to say a final farewell to slain former terror chief Colin 'Bap' Lindsay.

The funeral for the father-of-two (47) took place at Belvoir Church of Ireland.

His coffin, topped with white and red flowers, was carried into the church by six men, who were led by a lone piper.

Flower arrangements spelling out the terror groups UDA and UFF accompanied the coffin. Several of the mourners wore black armbands.

Around 100 people attended the funeral.

They included UDA 'brigadier' Jackie McDonald, who was a close friend of the deceased.

McDonald previously told the Belfast Telegraph that the victim's family were extremely upset.

It is understood an angry crowd gathered outside the house where Mr Lindsay died following the violent incident last week.

The funeral of Stanley Wightman, who died following the same incident, will take place today.

Lindsay was killed during what police described as an "extremely violent" incident at his own home.

It is alleged that the victim was attacked during a gathering at his bungalow at Kirkistown Walk in the Belvoir estate in south Belfast on July 8. Wightman (53) was left with serious injuries to his neck and arms during the same violent incident.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but died two days later.

It is understood that the weapon used in the gruesome attack was a samurai sword.

Albert Armstrong (46), who has been charged with the murder of Mr Lindsay, was in court for a second time yesterday charged with the murder of Mr Wightman.

He appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court via video-link from Maghaberry Prison and was remanded back into custody.

While it has been confirmed that Lindsay was a member of the terrorist UDA, investigating police officers have ruled out a paramilitary motive for the attack in which he and Wightman were slain.

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