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Son of former loyalist leader found dead in Scotland

Johnny Adair Snr was expelled from NI by the Ulster Defence Association. Credit: Paul Faith / PA Archive

The son of former Northern Ireland loyalist leader Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair has been found dead at a house in Scotland.

Police Scotland said officers were called to reports of a body found in a property in Templehill, Troon, at around 5.15pm on Saturday.

The death of Jonathan 'Mad Pup' Adair Junior, 32, is currently being treated as unexplained. He had reportedly recently been released from prison.

A force spokesman said a post-mortem will be carried out and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Adair Snr was a leading figure in the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

He moved to Scotland with his family after being expelled and threatened by the UDA and has lived in Ayrshire for several years.



Northern Ireland out, but not forgotten at Euro 2016

Wales made the last eight of Euro 2016 after an own goal from Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley settled a tense Battle of Britain in Paris on Saturday.

But the support of Northern Ireland's fans was unconditional, with many staying behind after the final whistle, singing the now famous Will Grigg's on fire song.

Wales and Northern Ireland fans jubilant ahead of match

Norther Ireland fans mix with their Wales counterparts outside a Paris bar. Credit: PA

Wales and Northern Ireland fans have united in excitement ahead of tonight's last 16 clash at Euro 2016.

Large crowds have gathered in Paris ahead of the richly anticipated home nations face-off.

The game kicks-off at 5pm and is being played at the Parc des Princes stadium in the city.

ITV News correspondent Ruth Gorman tweeted a video of both sets of fans chanting "Will Grigg's on fire", despite the Northern Ireland player having not played in the tournament so far.

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