Loyalist politician guilty in gun case

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Three men, including a leading loyalist politician, were found guilty yesterday of conspiring to run guns to the outlawed Ulster Volunteer Force.

The High Court in Glasgow was told that six men were arrested after police seized a semi-automatic pistol and a machine gun being transported from Aidrie to Liverpool.

Lindsay Robb, 28, of the Progressive Unionist Party, was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to further the purposes of the UVF. John Johnston, 49, from Falkirk, and William McArthur, 41, from Bonnybridge, both central Scotland, were also found guilty of conspiracy. Three others were acquitted of conspiracy but found guilty on lesser charges involving weapons. Sentence was adjourned for two weeks.

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