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Man held over murder of UDA man John Boreland released without charge

Published 19/09/2016

John Boreland was murdered outside his north Belfast home
John Boreland was murdered outside his north Belfast home

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

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

The arrested man, 39, was held on Monday 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.

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

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