27 January 2006

Man charged with loyalist's murder


FRIDAY 27/01/2006 16:12:29

A man was today charged with the murder of a former loyalist gunrunner.

Brian Tollet, 29, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court over the attack on Lindsay Robb.

Tollet, from Glasgow, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody, the Crown Office said.

Robb, 38, who was jailed for 10 years in 1995 for his involvement in a UVF gun-smuggling plot, died after an incident in the Ruchazie area of Glasgow on New Year`s Eve.

He was a member of the Progressive Unionist Party at the time of his arrest and had represented the party in discussions with the Government just months before being jailed.

Robb was the first Loyalist Volunteer Force prisoner to be released early under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, part of the Northern Ireland peace process.

He walked free from the Maze Prison, outside Belfast, in January 1999 and later settled in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, with his wife.

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