£10,000 reward offered for information over murder of loyalist

Family of John Boreland, shot dead in north Belfast in 2016, say ‘broken lives will never be healed’

Undated handout photo issued by the PSNI of senior paramilitary John Boreland. Photograph:  PSNI/PA

Undated handout photo issued by the PSNI of senior paramilitary John Boreland. Photograph: PSNI/PA

 

A £10,000 reward has been offered for information that could bring the killers of loyalist John Boreland to justice.

Mr Boreland was shot dead in the Sunningdale Gardens area of north Belfast on August 7th, 2016.

Three men have been jailed for perverting the course of justice in relation to the incident, but no one has been convicted of murder.

On the third anniversary of Mr Boreland’s killing, his family has offered a £10,000 (€10,853) reward for information to secure a murder conviction.

His father Billy and mother Winnie described Mr Boreland as a loving father to his three children.

In a statement they said their “broken lives will never be healed”.

“On 7th August 2016, our son John got out of his car at his flat when he was shot multiple times and left to die.

“John was a loving dad to three children and he never got to live to see his grandsons. He was also a much loved brother and uncle,” Mr and Mrs Boreland said.

“Three years have passed without justice for our son’s brutal murder.

“Three men were jailed for perverting the course of justice last year but no one has been held accountable for taking John’s life and destroying ours in the process.

“Our broken lives will never be healed and we can’t get peace knowing that his murderer is still out there.

“We are offering a £10,000 reward if someone can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for our son’s murder.

“Please help us catch his killer — it’s never too late to come forward. Please tell police what you know. The number to call is 101.” –PA