John Boreland


Age: 47

Northern Irish loyalist activist who came to prominence in the early years of the 21st century when he served as leading member of the North Belfast Brigade of the loyalist paramilitary group Ulster Defense Association (UDA) and was one of the six commanders of the movement as a whole, but who had long been a close associate of ruthless North Belfast loyalist boss Andre Shoukri and was believed to have survived a previous attack several years ago during a 2013 loyalist feud between supporters of former UDA North Belfast Brigade leader John Bunting and dissident members associated with the pro-Molyneaux wing.

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in a suspected gangland shooting

Born: circa 1969

Died: August 7, 2016

Belfast, Northern Ireland