, Northern Ireland
, 1968) is a loyalist
paramilitary leader in Northern Ireland, and British Special Branch
informer, who has been named by various sources in connection with more than twenty-one murders. He is a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force
(UVF), and was that organisation's north Belfast commander before his arrest by police in 2005.
Mark Haddock was born and raised in the Mount Vernon
estate, a working-class
housing development in north Belfast dominated by the influence of the UVF. He was educated at Lowwood Primary School (1973-1980), and Dunlambert Secondary School for Boys (1980-1985).
Named under Parliamentary Privilege
In October 2005, the Irish Labour TD Pat Rabbitte
, using Dáil
privilege, named Haddock as a British Special Branch
agent and a serial killer<!--Is this a direct quote from Rabbitte? If not, it should go.--> whose victims include: Sharon McKenna in 1993, Catholic builders Gary Convie and Eamon Fox in 1994, the alleged informer Thomas Sheppard in 1996, Protestant clergyman Rev David J. Templeton
in 1997, Billy Harbinson in 1997, Raymond McCord Jnr in 1997, former UDA commander Tommy English 2000, and David Greer in 2000.
Involvement in the attempted murder of Mr Gowdy
Pub doorman Trevor Gowdy was attacked at a social club in Monkstown in December 2002. He was hit on the head and body with an iron bar, a hatchet and a bat, and suffered an... Read More