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Journalist arrested in home of Iris’s former lover Kirk McCambley

By Rebecca Black

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.

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