Man released in Catholic murder probe

Published Friday, 05 September 2014
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A man arrested in southern England by police investigating the murders of three Catholic men in Belfast 20 years ago has been released.

Man released in Catholic murder probe
Mr Convie and Mr Fox were shot in 1994. (© Pacemaker)

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.

© UTV News
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