‘SCINTILLE’ TRA FAZIONI DELL’UDA A NORTH BELFAST
Alterco tra esponenti di differenti fazioni del gruppo paramilitare lealista a North Belfast
Pochi i dettagli forniti in merito allo scontro in York Road occorso alle ore 13 circa del 20 gennaio tra due uomini appartenenti a due fazioni distinte dell’Ulster Defence Association. Un confronto verbale e poi lo scontro fisico. Giunti in pochi minuti 4 poliziotti a bordo di una Land Rover.
Attori dell’accaduto un uomo considerato il leader UDA dell’area e un altra persona amica di Andre Shoukri.
John Bunting, che è collegato con la fazione del ‘Consiglio Interno’ dell’UDA, ha poi ha presentato denuncia alla PSNI per subita aggressione. Arrestato un 49enne.
Si prevede un aumento della presenza delle forze di sicurezza a North Belfast a partire da questo week end.
Tensions rise among UDA factions in north Belfast after ‘tussle’ in street (Belfast Telegraph)
Additional police officers may be drafted into north Belfast over the weekend following an incident yesterday involving rival factions of the UDA.
PSNI officers were called to the York Road area before 1pm yesterday afternoon after receiving a report of a disturbance involving the man regarded as the UDA leader in the area and a friend of Andre Shoukri.
Loyalist sources in the area say words were exchanged between the two men outside the home of the mother of one of them before a brief physical confrontation took place.
“Something was said and then there was a response and then they squared up and a tussle developed,” one local source said
Within minutes four police Land Rovers arrived into the area.
It’s understood that John Bunting, who is linked with the ‘inner council’ faction of the UDA, later made a complaint to police that he was assaulted and officers arrested a man for questioning.
In a statement yesterday, a PSNI spokesman said: “Police in north Belfast have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of criminal damage, assault and making threats.”