FOUR MEN QUIZZED OVER UDA SHOOTINGS

UDA blamed for carrying out shootings in Ballymoney and Coleraine

UDA blamed for carrying out shootings in Ballymoney and Coleraine

DETECTIVES investigating a number of UDA gun attacks in the north Antrim area have arrested a furthr four men for questioning.

The UDA suspects – aged 38, 41, 45 and 48 – were arrested in the Coleraine and Ballymoney areas during dawn raids on Wednesday morning by officers from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch.

On Tuesday, detectives arrested two men over the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Coleraine on November 18.

During the attacks, three masked men dressed in dark clothing stormed a house at Glebe Avenue just before 5 am, shooting the teenager in both legs.

One of the UDA men was armed with a baseball bat.

The victim was taken to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where it’s believed he underwent surgery to remove at least one bullet from his leg.

The arrested men, 35 and 39, were detained in the Harpur’s Hill area of Coleraine in connection with recent paramilitary style attacks in the town and also in north Antrim.

They remain in police custody.

All six suspects are being held at the serious crime suite in Antrim where they can be held for up to 48 hours.

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