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Funeral of murdered UDA man John Boreland set for tomorrow

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/08/2016

John Boreland
John Boreland
John Boreland was murdered in north Belfast
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensics at the scene of the murder. Picture Kevin Scott
Forensic officers examine a car at the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine a car at the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Boreland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Forensic officers examine a car at the scene in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road on Monday 8th August 2016 following the fatal shooting of John Borland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
The scene of the shooting in the Sunningdale Gardens area of north Belfast
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
A man has been shot dead in north Belfast. Shooting occurred in the Sunningdale Gardens area, off the Ballysillan Road, at around 9.50pm on Sunday the 7th August 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

The funeral of murdered UDA man William John Boreland will take place tomorrow at the Moravian Church on Belfast's Oldpark Road.

Mr Boreland was gunned down last Sunday outside his Sunningdale Gardens home by an unknown shotgun-wielding assailant.

Devastated by the murder, his heartbroken parents Winnie and Billy did not wish to speak last night.

"Sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Goodnight, wonderful son, God bless. Free at last. Forever in our hearts", a family memorial notice placed in the Belfast Telegraph reads.

The funeral service is scheduled for 9am, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Police investigations into the murder are continuing.

A 42 year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Boreland has been released unconditionally.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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