A man who played the pipes at Billy Wright’s funeral abandoned his right to privacy when he became involved in the murder of a Sunday World journalist, its editor has alleged in court.
Drew King was charged with murdering Martin O’Hagan. The charges were later dropped.
He is claiming damages against the Sunday World for alleged misuse of private information and harassment.
Editor Jim McDowell told a judge they wanted to expose him as being “a major figure in a sectarian killing machine”.
Details of what he is attempting to stop the newspaper from publishing cannot be fully disclosed for legal reasons, pending the outcome of the case.
The 42-year-old, said to have received a number of paramilitary death threats, is also seeking an injunction to prevent publication of his address or other information surrounding his family circumstances.
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