Loyalist leader quizzed following raid

 

A leading Loyalist godfather being questioned last night by police in Belfast following a raid on a bar in the east of the city.

Mr Jim Gray, who was shot in the face last month when a Loyalist paramilitary feud erupted, was arrested by police officers while the Bunch of Grapes bar in the east of the city was searched.

Mr Gray, the Ulster Defence Association's East Belfast leader, was arrested as a teenager was also targeted in a gun attack on Ravenscroft Avenue off the Newtownards Road.

The 19-year-old was attacked by two men on a motorbike, sustaining a head injury as he got into his car.

On Friday night 41-year-old Geoffrey Thomas Gray from the Beersbridge Road was shot dead in Ravenhill Avenue in the south east of the city just before midnight.

The Loyalist feud erupted last month when Loyalist Volunteer Force member Stephen Warnock was shot dead outside a school in Newtownards, Co Down.

Reuters