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Murder attempt charge is dropped
The scene of the shooting in Newtownabbey
Mr Haddock was shot in Newtownabbey
A man accused of attempting to murder former UVF leader Mark Haddock has had the charge against him dropped.

Ronald Bowe, 29, from Mount Vernon Gardens in north Belfast had been in custody since June following a gun attack on Haddock a week earlier.

Haddock, 37, was jailed for 10 years on Monday for plotting an attack on nightclub bouncer Trevor Gowdy in 2002.

Mr Bowe's solicitor said Haddock had indicated he did not wish to pursue a complaint against him.

This had also been the case in relation to Mr Bowe's co-accused Darren Moore, the solicitor told Belfast Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Mr Moore, 36, also from Mount Vernon Park, was remanded in custody for a week, but is due to apply for High Court bail.

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