Belfast Telegraph

Martin O’Hagan suspect in privacy challenge

A man who played the pipes at loyalist terror boss Billy Wright's funeral had his privacy invaded by a newspaper which branded him an LVF godfather, the High Court was told.

Drew King, who was formerly charged with the murder of journalist Martin O'Hagan, said he was “a nobody” until the Sunday World began a campaign against him.

The 42-year-old is claiming damages for alleged misuse of private information and harassment in a privacy case he has brought against the newspaper.

King, said to have received a number of paramilitary death threats, is also seeking an injunction to prevent publication of his address or other information surrounding family circumstances.

He was one of three men charged with the murder of Mr O'Hagan, who was gunned down near his home in Lurgan, Co Armagh in September 2001.

But in July the murder charges against him and his co-accused were withdrawn.

The case continues.

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