Loyalist paramilitary threat against murder victim’s son in Coleraine

The PSNI have confirmed that they are investigating a threat issued by loyalist paramilitaries against a son of loyalist murder victim, Kevin McDaid. Sinn Fein councillor, Billy Leonard, has asked the PSNI to reveal which loyalist outfit was responsible for the threat. The threat comes less than 24 hours after Assistant Chief Constable, Alistair Finlay, brushed aside allegations that loyalist paramilitaries were involved in the killing. Tension has also risen in the area ahead of a planned loyalist band parade in the area on Friday night, which is the subject of a Parades Commission review. Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Ken Goode, has called on the organisers to postpone the parade.