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18 Nov

Celebrity gangster Paul Ferris slams underworld enforcer William Lobban for trying to cash in on one of Scotland's most infamous unsolved murders

 

 

daily-record-logoCelebrity gangster Paul Ferris slams underworld enforcer William Lobban for trying to cash in on one of Scotland's most infamous unsolved murders

 

MEDIA-SAVVY Ferris claimed Lobban is "well out of touch" as he tried to lift the lid on the slaying of petty crook Paul Hamilton.

ferris-imageCELEBRITY gangster Paul Ferris last night launched a hypocritical attack on an underworld enforcer for trying to cash in on his shady connections.

Media-savvy Ferris, whose own version of his life story was told in movie The Wee Man, blasted ex-pal William Lobban for trying to lift the lid on Glasgow’s crime clans.

On Friday, we told how Lobban claimed crime-lord Arthur Thompson snr had ordered one of Scotland’s most infamous unsolved murders – the slaying of petty crook Paul Hamilton.

He said Thompson had never forgiven Hamilton for giving an alibi to Ferris, who was cleared of murdering his son, Arthur jnr. Lobban said his uncle, Billy Manson, shot Hamilton on Thompson’s orders.

But Ferris said: “Paul Hamilton never gave evidence about an alibi for the murder of Arthur jnr.

“A lot of people don’t know the historical facts as it was 20 years ago.

image-lobban-record“Lobban is well out of touch. The information that he has given has tried to lead people up the garden path.

“Whether it is lies or not, I don’t think people will be too interested. At the trial, not one person believed the evidence against me.”

Convicted gun-runner Ferris restated claims that Lobban, 46, was involved in the aftermath of Thompson Jnr’s death. Ferris associates Joe “Bananas” Hanlon and Bobby Glover were murdered in revenge on Thompson snr’s orders.

Lobban has been accused of luring Hanlon and Glover to their deaths in September 1991.

Ferris said: “Nobody is saying that Lobban killed Bobby Glover and Joe Hanlon.

“What they are saying is that he did the Judas kiss by setting them up. That is why he is called Judas and he always will be.”

He added: “There is a misconception that I was adopted by the Thompsons, brought up by them and I was their second son.

“I was in and out of young offenders’ institutions since I was 16.

“All this stuff about me being under their wing is nonsense.”

 

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