Friday, August 31, 2007

Loyalist's Holiday Bail Change

A loyalist receiving legal aid has had his bail conditions altered so he can go on a week-long Carribean holiday.

Gary 'Jock' McKenzie, 25, faces UDA membership charges resulting from a dress rehearsal for a paramilitary show of strength last year in north Belfast.

He and a number of others, among them Ihab Shourki, were arrested during a police raid at the Alexandra Bar.

A Crown barrister said on he had no objection to McKenzie going on holiday on 3 September.

McKenzie was one of a number of people who left north Belfast last August for England following a stand-off with members of the mainstream UDA.

He has had his bail conditions altered a number of times in the past, including allowing him to live in exile.

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