The High Court in Belfast has been told that police believe about 100 members of Johnny Adair's C Company are still in Northern Ireland, and that the Loyalist feud is not over but merely scaled down.

The claim was made by a prosecution lawyer opposing a bail application by a Shankill Road man alleged to have admitted being a member of C Company.

Twenty-one-year-old David Annesley, from California Close, is charged with being a member of the outlawed UDA and withholding information about a firearms offence.

The lawyer said the offences arose out of incidents on the Shankill Road last week shortly before associates of Adair fled to Scotland.

Lord Justice Campbell refused bail. He said it appeared that Loyalist gangsters were still active and their feud was continuing, although at a lower level.

In another case linked to the feud, a man was released on bail after the court was told that two men he is accused of attempting to murder were among the group which fled to Scotland.

George McHenry, aged 35, from Ardoyne Road, in North Belfast, is charged with trying to murder two men at Alliance Road last December.

Granting bail, Lord Justice Campbell said he was influenced by the fact that the two men had now left Northern Ireland, so their immediate safety was not a matter for concern.