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'Michael Stone was betrayed after Milltown', says UDA's ex-London boss

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Michael Stone during the Milltown Cemetry attack in 1988

Michael Stone during the Milltown Cemetry attack in 1988

Michael Stone during the Milltown Cemetry attack in 1988

Former London UDA boss Frank Portinari said he was "disgusted" that Michael Stone had been "disowned" after carrying out his Milltown Cemetery attack in 1988.

Armed with hand grenades and a gun, Stone killed three people at an IRA funeral and Portinari claimed the loyalist became a "sacrificial lamb" in the peace process.

He said: "I've got a lot of time for Michael. When Michael did what he did in the cemetery, I was disgusted not with what he done, I was disgusted because a lot of people deserted him.