16/06/2003

Funeral takes place of murdered loyalist

The funeral of a murdered loyalist has taken place in Belfast today.

Alan McCullough, 21, was found in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city on June 5.

Two men have been charged with his murder.

Mr McCullough had returned to Northern Ireland after fleeing the country during a recent internal feud between senior members of the UDA.

Police have confirmed that Mr McCullough had been shot by his killers.

He is to be buried at Roselawn cemetery following a service at his mother's home on the Shankill Road.

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