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UVF botches bid to kidnap 'dealer' as feud in Belfast's Glencairn escalates


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William Courtney.

William Courtney.

Bunter Graham

Bunter Graham

William Courtney.

THE UVF tried to abduct an alleged drug dealer involved in a long-running dispute with its members.

Four masked thugs tried to force their way into a house on Belfast's Glencairn Way, where their target was staying, last Wednesday evening but fled the scene after the police were called.

Minutes earlier, around 20 UVF members staged a show of strength in the estate, which has seen a spate of gun, arson and punishment-style attacks.