Apparently the PSNI got wind of UVF plans to move their operations to Holywood. As a result they have blocked off three entrances to the White City Estate for most of the day checking for known UVF members and turning them back. It is rumoured that one family has moved out, possibly due to several UVF men slipping through before the cordon was erected. Bizzarely perhaps, it is thought that the LVF in Holywood contains several Catholic members. As one local journalist told Slugger, “The drugs trade has made the LVF a peculiarly cross community organisation in Holywood”.
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