UVF supertout Mark Haddock has been questioned by cops in England about an attack on a photographer.
The baldy loyalist killer has told friends that he bit a chunk out of his victim's face on Wednesday – but claims he acted out of fear for his life.
Special Branch agent Haddock told cops that he thought the photographer was a UVF gunman sent to murder him at his secret hideout in the south-east of England.
He is now preparing to flee the address and return to his old jail cell at Maghaberry Prison.
Security sources told Sunday Life that Haddock is currently packing his bags and will catch a flight home today.