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Ominous: Police at the scene of the shooting in Mosside last week

Ominous: Police at the scene of the shooting in Mosside last week

Ominous: Police at the scene of the shooting in Mosside last week

Ex-UDA boss Billy 'The Mexican' McFarlane is becoming increasingly concerned for his safety after one of his closest allies was injured in a UDA gun attack at his Co Antrim home.

Former loyalist prisoner Shaun Leighton is recovering in hospital after being shot multiple times having answered a knock at his door in the village of Mosside last Tuesday.

The 53-year-old is a good pal of McFarlane, who was forced out as 'brigadier' of the North Antrim UDA in 2013 during a bloodless coup.


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