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'Mad Dog' Adair speaks for first time ahead of son's low-key funeral

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Johnny Adair with son Jonathan
Johnny Adair with son Jonathan

Jonathan Adair Jr's funeral today in Troon is set to be a low-key affair.

The son of Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair died from a drugs overdose earlier this month in Templehill, Troon, just days after he was released from prison.

The 32-year-old son of the former UDA terror boss had a history of drug use and had been serving time for driving offences. 

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Adair said: "The support I have had from back home has been overwhelming.

"If a few individuals are trying to stop people attending - it's because they are afraid of me.

"They are afraid of me regrouping and coming after them."

The funeral is set to take place a 1.30pm today at a crematorium near Troon.

Johnny Adair and his family moved to Scotland 13 years ago following a UDA feud. 

Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair in Troon 

Adair added: "I just want to bury my son. I want to bury him with dignity and in peace.

"I am not in a good frame of mind to go into what happened right now.

"I am not in a good place at all."