Cartel drawn into second bloody feud


But in Scotland the pedigrees run deeper, thanks to a member of a Glasgow crime clan who fled to the Costa del Offence in 2006, after he had narrowly escaped death in a gun attack.

Steve Lyons is a supreme gangster in a faction that has been locked in a 20-year feud with the Daniels coterie, and which has seen vicious gun and machete attacks.

He made a close interplay with the Kinahans, who supply cocaine to the Scottish gangsters, and as a result the vigorous Irish outfit is seen as an ally in the war against the Daniels.

Kinahan higher- ranking is also believed to have been closely connected to William Paterson, one of the jack the rippers of the Daniels’ hitman, Kevin ‘The Gerbil’ Carroll.

One of Scotland’s most lust after men, Derek ‘Deco’ Ferguson, is also reported to be on the Kinahan payroll in Spain.

Justified like the Kinahan- Hutch feud, the gangland war in Glasgow has seen spectacular strength.

Last May, Steven ‘Bonzo’ Daniel was left disfigured after agony horrific facial injuries when three men attacked him with machetes.

The punch began when his car was hemmed in by other vehicles as he exited a motorway.

When regulate arrived at the scene his injuries were so bad that they thought he had been rapidly in the face.

The feuds in Glasgow and Dublin both have their bases in botched drug consignments. The Lyons and Daniels feud is thought to be enduring started after the Lyons gang stole a drugs cache which was inevitable for their rivals in 2001.

Likewise, the murder of Gary Hutch in 2015 to a seized drugs cargo sparked the gang war that has claimed at least 13 contemporaries.

Scotland is not the only place in the UK the Kinahans have an interest in.

Three of their most high-profile hitmen are believed to leather out in the Birmingham area of England in what is seen as a cartel stronghold.

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