Trio released over shooting of loyalist

Published Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Three men who were arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a high profile loyalist in Belfast have been released.

Trio released over shooting of loyalist
Police at the scene of the shooting in north Belfast. (© Kevin Scott)

The men, aged 37, 38 and 40, were arrested on Friday in connection with a shooting incident in the north of the city. They have since been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Prominent loyalist John Boreland, 44, was shot in the leg on Wednesday, 20 August in the Ballysillan Road area.

Another high-profile loyalist, Andre Shoukri, who was in the car with Mr Boreland at the time of the incident, managed to escape the attack without injury.

Three other men appeared before court last Saturday over the shooting - charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to commit murder.

They were 46-year-old community worker John Howcroft of Formby Park, Belfast, John Bunting, 47, of Stonebridge Avenue in Conlig and 31-year-old Darren McAllister from Alliance Road, also Belfast.

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John in Newtownabbey wrote (120 days ago):
So, any plans to recover the weapon used? Hmmm...thought not.
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