Belfast Telegraph

Prosecutor considers file on 'loyalist feud' Colin Horner murder

By Paul Higgins

The file against three alleged loyalist killers is with a senior prosecution lawyer, a court heard yesterday.

Co Down men 34-year-old Joseph Blair of Shackleton Walk Newtownards, Alan Wilson (29) from Ballyrainey Road in the town and Ryan Smyth (30) from Windsor Gardens in Bangor, are jointly accused of the murder of James Colin Horner on May 28 this year and possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the same date.

Mr Horner (35) was shot dead by a lone gunman moments after putting his three-year-old son in the back of his car at the Sainsbury's car park in Bangor.

The murder has been linked to a feud among rival loyalist factions.

Blair was remanded back into custody until December 1, while the case against Smyth and Wilson was adjourned to January 5.

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