Last Wednesday, 28th Sept, Secretary of State Peter Hain, as reported by the BBC said that if loyalists refused to disarm and end their violence they would face a “ruthless” security clampdown. Earlier today, while visiting a Catholic primary school in Ballymena, he said again that loyalist paramilitaries must end their violence. This evening former UDA leader Jim Gray, on bail on money laundering charges, was shot dead in East Belfast by two gunmen.
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