Three arrested over UVF murders of Catholic men 20 years ago

Builders Eamon Fox and Gary Convie shot dead while eating their lunch

Three arrests were made today as part of  Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.

Three arrests were made today as part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.

Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 08:49

Police in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast twenty years ago have arrested three men.

Eamon Fox (44) and Gary Convie (24) were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) at North Queen Street in May 1994.

The men, aged 43, 52, and 65, were arrested in Templepatrick, Newtownabbey and Antrim this morning.

The arrests were made as part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast.

One man previously convicted in connection with the murders has since died.

A second man who appeared in court earlier this year charged with murder is currently on bail.

Mr Fox and Mr Convie were builders from Co Armagh who were attacked while eating their lunch close to a building site.

Mr Fox had six children, while Mr Convie was a father of one.