Northern Ireland

UVF east Belfast 'leader' Stephen Matthews released

A man, widely named as the leader of the UVF in east Belfast, has been released unconditionally.

Forty-nine-year-old Stephen Matthews was arrested on Friday morning as part of an investigation into terrorism and criminality in east Belfast.

Two other men, arrested on Thursday, were released unconditionally on Friday.

Police have been investigating recent incidents in the area, including a bomb attack on a house last weekend.

It is understood the incidents were the result of a feud between the UVF and another criminal gang.

They included an alleged murder attempt on Mr Matthews in February.