Family accuse Loyalists of brutal assault.

Belfast Telegraph’s Mary Fitzgerald has an article, Brother ‘beaten and left for dead’, in which the family of Stephen Nelson, who died in March, 6 months after a severe beating at a nightclub, have accused loyalists of the brutal murder.Stephen Nelson (55), died in hospital in March, six months after he was attacked by a gang of men who forced their way into the foyer of the Chimney Corner Hotel nightclub near Glengormley.

It is believed individuals linked to the UDA carried out the attack.

Mr Nelson, who had organised discos at the club after leaving Downtown Radio four years ago, suffered serious head injuries and never regained consciousness.

Five people were arrested at the time, but later released without charge.

Speaking for the first time about the attack, Mr Nelson’s brother Peter told the Belfast Telegraph he believed the gang intended to leave his brother for dead after he challenged loyalist paramilitaries over drug dealing.

Sadly it seems that there were no witnesses or forensic evidence, so it’s unlikely that there will ever be a successful prosecution.