Sunday World “not been able to provide the PSNI with any information to confirm such a text exists”

With Chris’ post on the Sunday World’s allegations, in connection with the killing of Kevin McDaid, generating more heat than light, it’s worth noting the brief Belfast Telegraph report which identifies the source of the claim only as “a senior UDA man”.

However, a PSNI spokeswoman said that the newspaper has “not been able to provide the PSNI with any information to confirm such a text exists”. She added that officers were made aware of these allegations on Saturday and have spoken with the Sunday World regarding the report. The spokeswoman added that the PSNI treats such allegations with the utmost seriousness.