The man who shot dead the LVF leader Billy Wright eleven years ago in the Maze prison has died.

Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams from West Belfast led the INLA gang that shot Wright as he sat in a prison van inside the walls of the jail in December 1997.

Mr McWilliams died from cancer in hospital this morning.

A public inquiry into Billy Wright's killing, following allegations of security force collusion in his murder, is continuing.