Challenge against UDA blackmail plot conviction rejected

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A money collector jailed over a suspected £10,000 UDA blackmail plot has failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned.

Andrew McBride received a seven-year sentence for his part in a gang attempt to extort cash from a businessman who supplied cannabis.

McBride’s lawyers claimed the trial judge got it wrong in deciding he knew what his co-accused were up to.

 

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