Man held in relation to murder of John Boreland released without charge

Man held in relation to murder of John Boreland released without charge

A man arrested in connection with the murder of a prominent loyalist has been released without charge.

Ulster Defence Association member John Boreland, aged 46, was gunned down in north Belfast last month.

John Boreland
John Boreland

The arrested man, aged 39, was held today and questioned at the Police Service of Northern Ireland's serious crime suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast. He was later released unconditionally.

Mr Boreland was hit a number of times with a shotgun as he walked to his flat in the Sunningdale Gardens area on August 7. He died at the scene.

Last week three men aged 61, 33 and 29 appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice.

Man held in relation to murder of John Boreland released without charge

The charges relate to the destruction of a silver Renault Megane car that police believe was connected to the murder.

All three were remanded in custody.

A fourth man, aged 33, who was arrested in the Newtownabbey area last Tuesday, was released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Man held in relation to murder of John Boreland released without charge


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