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Arrest made in connection with murder of loyalist John Boreland

Boreland was shot dead while getting into his car on Sunday evening.

John Boreland Photograph John Boreland PSNI PSNI

A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist John Boreland on Sunday evening.

The 42-year-old man was arrested late last night in north Belfast.

He is being held for questioning at Musgrave Police Station.

46-year-old Boreland was gunned down while getting into his car at Sunningdale Gardens in the city just before 10pm on Sunday.

Police believe that a shotgun was used in the attack. Boreland was shot at close range a number of times.

The PSNI have appealed for calm in the city in the wake of the murder.

The shooting is believed to relate to an ongoing loyalist power struggle.

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