Man released in Catholic murder probe

Man released in Catholic murder probe

A man arrested in southern England by police investigating the murders of three Catholic men in Belfast 20 years ago has been released.

Father-of-four Sean McParland, 55, was gunned down in Skegoniel Avenue on 17 February, 1994 while babysitting his grandchildren. He died from his injuries a week later.Gary Convie, 24, and Eamon Fox, 44, were sitting in their car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May, 1994 when a gunman opened fire with a sub-machine gun.Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the Newport Pagnell area.The operation was carried out in conjunction with Thames Valley Police and the man is currently being questioned at a police station in southern England.A property is also being searched in the Newport Pagnell area.The arrest was part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and other serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.The man was released on Thursday pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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