BREAKING: Strong speculation son of Johnny Adair has died

Johnny Adair in Troon
Johnny Adair in Troon

There is strong speculation that a son of notorious loyalist terror boss Johnny 'Mad Dog' Adair has died.

Well-placed sources close to Adair have said the former leader of the UFF's 'C company' on the Shankill Road is "devastated".

As yet it is not clear how 32-year-old Johnathan Adair Jr died.

It is understood that he had been released from jail just days ago.

Johnathan, known as 'Mad Pup', was shot in both legs just before his 18th birthday in 2002.

He was shot through both calves in Florence Square, not far from his lower Shankill home.

At the time it was widely accepted that Adair senior knew of the attack before it had taken place, or had even ordered the shooting himself.

The previous year Jonathan was injured when a car load of republicans tried to kidnap him.

There are no further details at present...