Northern Ireland

Father of LVF leader Billy Wright has died

David Wright
Image caption David Wright will be laid to rest on Sunday

The father of the murdered loyalist paramilitary Billy Wright has died.

David Wright passed away on Friday afternoon. His funeral is due to take place at Killicomaine Baptist Church in Portadown on Sunday.

Mr Wright had always contested that there was state collusion in his son's killing.

The LVF leader was murdered by the INLA inside the Maze prison in 1997. Last year a five-year inquiry into his death found that there was no collusion.

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