Mr Kerr is in prison awaiting trial on a charge relating to a loyalist paramilitary organisation. Mr Wright declared: "How can they call themselves loyalists if they carry out this attack on loyalist pensioners?" Billy Hutchinson, a spokesman for the Progressive Unionist Party, one of the organisations at odds with Mr Wright, called the attack "dirty tricks" by loyalist dissidents. David McKittrickReuse content
The major loyalist paramilitary organisations yesterday denied responsibility for Sunday night's pipe-bomb attack on the parents of an associate of leading loyalist Billy Wright. The parents of Alex Kerr, who like Mr Wright is under a death-threat, were shocked when the explosive device was tossed through the window of their home in south Belfast. They were protected from the blast by a chair.