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Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

Iris Robinson, pictured with her husband and Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson

Iris Robinson, pictured with her husband and Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson leaves DUP headquarters in east Belfast last night

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson leaves DUP headquarters in east Belfast last night

Iris and Peter Robinson pictured on their wedding day

Iris and Peter Robinson pictured on their wedding day

Newly elected DUP MP Peter Robinson and his wife Iris.   4/5/1979

Newly elected DUP MP Peter Robinson and his wife Iris. 4/5/1979

Peter Robinson shares a kiss with wife Iris in the First Minister's office at Stormont

Peter Robinson shares a kiss with wife Iris in the First Minister's office at Stormont

Iris and Peter  Robinson

Iris and Peter Robinson

Iris Robinson has said she tried to kill herself after making a midnight confession to her husband that she had an affair

Iris Robinson has said she tried to kill herself after making a midnight confession to her husband that she had an affair

Iris Robinson

Iris Robinson

First Minister Peter Robinson

First Minister Peter Robinson

Iris Robinson

Iris Robinson

Parade participants with a cutout of Iris Robinson. The Strangford MP's recent comments regarding homosexuality were a focal point for some marchers

Parade participants with a cutout of Iris Robinson. The Strangford MP's recent comments regarding homosexuality were a focal point for some marchers

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at a press conference in Stormont Castle

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at a press conference in Stormont Castle

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Kirk McCambley was aged 19 when he had an affair with Iris Robinson

A Sunday World journalist was arrested inside the east Belfast home of Iris Robinson’s former teenage lover.

Hugh Jordan (58) and a second man — believed to be a photographer — were arrested by PSNI officers at around 6.30pm on Wednesday at Kirk McCambley’s home in the Belmont area.

It is understood the pair were in the 21-year-old’s bedroom when they were challenged.

However, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph last night, Mr Jordan denied that he had been arrested.

He said: “No. I was not arrested. That is not true. I was working on a story, like you are.

“I have nothing to say on the matter.”

A PSNI spokesman said police had received a complaint of assault at a property in the Belmont area of east Belfast on Wednesday.

The spokesman said: “Two men, aged 45 years and 58 years, were arrested by police and were released on street bail pending further inquiries.

“There are no reports of any injuries.”

The men were not taken into custody, but were instructed to appear at a named police station at a later date.

Kirk McCambley has been at the centre of a media storm after it emerged last week that he had an affair with the First Minister’s wife when he was just 19.

Mr McCambley received two loans totalling £50,000 — arranged by Mrs Robinson — to set up a cafe at the Lock Keeper’s Cottage in south Belfast.

Castlereagh Borough Council has ordered an investigation to discover if Mrs Robinson broke any local government rules during her involvement with Mr McCambley.

Belfast Telegraph