The son of the Ulster loyalist terrorist leader Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair has been found dead in Scotland.
Johnny Adair Jr, 32, nicknamed “Mad Pup” by his father, was discovered at a property in Troon, South Ayrshire, on Saturday evening.
Police Scotland said they were treating the death as unexplained and a postmortem would be carried out.
They said a report would be submitted to Scotland’s procurator fiscal.
Troon is where the dead man’s father has lived for more than a decade after Adair Sr was expelled from Northern Ireland by the Ulster Defence Association, the loyalist terror group he was a once a senior member of.
After a failed bid to take over the entire UDA resulting in a murderous feud, “Mad Dog” was ordered to leave Belfast or face execution at the hands of his former comrades.
Adair Sr had sanctioned his son being shot and wounded in 2002 after the then 18-year-old was accused of robberies and extortion in the loyalist Lower Shankill estate area in Belfast.
Johnny Adair Jr had recently been freed from prison after serving a sentence for drug offences.