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Calls for Orange Order to expel rapist

Relatives of a woman raped by a convicted UVF gunman are demanding his expulsion from the Orange Order.

Loyalist Gerry Spence is a member of the north Belfast based LOL 1913 Ligoniel True Blues lodge.

In the early 1980s the thug pleaded guilty to being part of a four-man gang that raped a young woman on playing fields near Ballysillan Leisure Centre.

Spence was sentenced to eight years behind bars.

But after his release he was able to join the Orange Order and was welcomed back by his UVF pals.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

Belfast Telegraph