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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.


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