Belfast Telegraph

Son of ex-loyalist leader Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair found dead

Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair was a senior leader of the UDA during the Troubles

The son of former loyalist leader Johnny "Mad Dog'' Adair has been found dead at a house in Ayrshire.

Police Scotland said officers were called to reports of a body found in a property in Templehill, Troon, at around 5.15pm on Saturday.

The death of Jonathan Adair junior, 32 - who had reportedly been released from prison recently - is currently being treated as unexplained.

A force spokesman said a post-mortem will be carried out and a report is to be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Adair snr was a leading figure in the Ulster Defence Association during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

He moved to Scotland with his family after being released from prison as part of the Good Friday Agreement and has lived in Ayrshire for a number of years.


From Belfast Telegraph