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Warren Crossan gunned down on the very spot he had led his murdered father's funeral procession

Ciaran Barnes


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Police at the scene of the murder

Police at the scene of the murder

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police at the scene of the murder

The murder of his dissident republican father six years ago should have been a wake-up call for Warren Crossan - the drug dealer gunned down outside his family's west Belfast home.

He knew better than most that the punishment for crossing powerful gangland figures is often death. But like a moth to the flame, the lure of the quick wealth criminality can bring proved irresistible to the 28-year-old.

Now his mother prepares to bury her son in the same grave as her husband Tommy - both the victims of killings with roots south of the border.