The RUC are investigating a claim by the leading Loyalist, Johnny Adair, that he was shot at a rock concert in Belfast. Adair was on home leave from the Maze prison where he is serving a sentence for UFF terrorism.

He said that he and his wife had to run for safety after a bullet grazed his head when he was attacked on Friday night at a UB40 concert in the Botanic Gardens. He is expected to return to prison today. He said that he blamed Republicans for the attack.