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Fifth man to face trial over loyalist feud killing of Colin Horner

Colin Horner who was shot dead in a supermarket carpark in Bangor, Co Down, Picture by Pacemaker

A FIFTH man has been ordered to stand trial over the UDA feud murder of Colin Horner who was shot dead in front of his three-year-old son in a supermarket carpark in 2017.

Adrian Gordon Price from Bristol Park, Newwtownards, will stand trial along with four other men and a woman already returned on charges arising out of the shooting on May 28 2017.

The murder of 35-year-old Mr Horner has been linked to a South East Antrim UDA feud in which another Carrickfergus man, Geordie Gilmore, was shot dead two months earlier in the Co Antrim town.

At Belfast Crown Court today, 48-year-old Price was released on continusing bail after he pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Horner and to possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, or to enable someone else to do so.

Earlier Mr Justice Colton refused a defence application to stop the case against Price.

Last month four other men, Joseph Blair (35), of Shackelton Walk; Robert Ralph (47), of Donaghadee Road; Alan James Wilson (30) of North Green, all from Newtownards; and Ryan Graham Smyth (31), of Windsor Gardens in Bangor, also pleaded not guilty to the murder.

A 24-year-old woman, Terrie Aicken of Green Road, Conlig, Newtownards, was also returned for trial for allegedly perverting the course of justice. She denies the charge which accuses her of providing a false statement on the day of the killing.

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