Loyalists at war over drugs and extortion

New troubles are brewing in the North as the LVF and UVF loyalist groups move from riot to slaughter, writes Colm Heatley

6th August, 2005

Fears are increasing that the ongoing loyalist feud in the North might be spiralling out of control following riots on the Shankill Road in Belfast lastThursday evening.

Six loyalists were arrested in PSNI raids in the area last Thursday afternoon. Shortly afterwards loyalists hijacked cars and threw petrol bombs, and the PSNI fired 11 plastic bullets and blamed loyalist paramilitaries for orchestrating the trouble,whichthey said injured 40 officers.

The PSNI raids mark a change of policing...

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