Two men appear in court over murder of SEA UDA loyalist George Gilmore

 Latest news: In ongoing loyalist feud but the true question remains:”Why were they not charged with belonging to an illegal organistion”?

 Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering high-profile loyalist George Gilmore.

Mr Gilmore, who was 44, was shot in the neck while he was in his car in Carrickfergus on Monday afternoon.

He died in hospital on Tuesday.

George GilmoreGeorge Gilmore was shot in a “ruthless attack in broad daylight” police said.

Brian Roy McLean, 35, of The Birches Carrick and 28-year-old Samuel David McMaw of Starbog Road, Kilwaughter appeared at Laganside Court on Saturday.

They were jointly charged with murdering Mr Gilmore on Monday, the attempted murders of two other people on the same day and possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

In court, both the accused spoke only to confirm their names and that they understood the charge.

There was no application for bail and both were remanded in custody, to appear again by video-link next month.

As they were taken from the dock, supporters who had packed into the court leapt to their feet, clapping and cheering.

MAD DOG HELD OVER PAL ATTACK

FORMER terror chief Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair has been arrested over an alleged attack on a former UDA pal.

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Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair

Adair, 49, is accused of lashing out at fellow Loyalist Ian Truesdale after the pair bumped into each other last Sunday. Truesdale, 52, was allegedly knocked to the ground after he was punched in the head. The incident is said to have been witnessed  by two young children. The pair, both from Belfast, have known each other for three decades. They served with the UDA’s C Company. Truesdale was in Troon, where Adair lived until recently moving to Irvine, when he was allegedly attacked as he came out of a supermarket. Adair denies any wrongdoing. In 2003, Truesdale was accused of murdering Jonathan Stewart, 22, who was shot at a house party in North Belfast on December 27, 2002 but the charges were later dropped. Adair was bailed to appear at a later date.

With many thanks to : Eavan Murray, Sunday World.