Two more arrests in 1994 UVF murders

Published Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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Another two people have been arrested by police investigating the murders of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast almost 20 years ago.

Two more arrests in 1994 UVF murders
A man has been arrested in connection with the murders in 1994. (© Pacemaker)

Gary Convie, 24, and 44-year-old Eamon Fox were sitting in their car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May 1994 when a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun.

Officers from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch detained a man aged 48 in north Belfast and woman aged 41 in Antrim on Wednesday. They are being questioned in Antrim.

Three men aged 43, 52 and 65, who were arrested in Templepatrick, Newtownabbey and Antrim on Tuesday, have been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

One man has been previously convicted of the killings and in January a second man was charged with the murders and is currently on bail awaiting trial.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "The arrests are part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and other serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast."

© UTV News
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7 Comments
Ulster Man in Belfast wrote (175 days ago):
I see by the comments its guilty untill proven innocent . That is what is wrong with this country today
BelfastJury in In Belfast wrote (176 days ago):
Frank in belfast they will be put away simple as that and i hope they get a life sentence they were 2 innocent catholics out doing a Days work hope ther familys get ther justice and killers put behind bars for life !
ian in Scotland wrote (176 days ago):
I hope that the same goes for the other side?
Bart in newtownabbey wrote (176 days ago):
I hope these men will be serving 2 years as agreed with the good Friday agreement
John in Newtownabbey wrote (176 days ago):
I hope Mr Larkin is taking note!
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