Johnny Adair’s son found dead

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th September 2016 - 

Photo of Jonathan Adair taken in Belfast in 2003.

The 32 year old was found dead in Troon.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th September 2016 - Photo of Jonathan Adair taken in Belfast in 2003. The 32 year old was found dead in Troon. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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The son of former UDA leader Johnny Adair has been found dead in Scotland with police treating the death as ‘unexplained’.

Jonathan Adair, aged in his thirties, was found dead at a house in the Troon area on Saturday.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 27/8/2002:  Johnny Adair. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 27/8/2002: Johnny Adair. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

He had been released from custody on Friday.

Police in Scotland said they were called to the property at Templehill, Troon at 5.15pm on Saturday where the body of 31-year-old man was discovered.

A police spokesperson said: “A post mortem will be carried out. The cause of death is ‘unexplained’ at this time”.

Former paramilitary leader Johnny Adair told the Irish News that the family were struggling to come to terms with the tragedy and were awaiting further information on the cause of death.

“I can’t really say much at the minute because we just don’t know what happened until we hear back from the police,” he said.

When he was 18 and still living in Northern Ireland, Jonathan Adair was shot in both legs in the loyalist lower Shankill area of west Belfast.

The family later left Northern Ireland amid a loyalist feud.