Northern Ireland

Three arrests over Gary Convie and Eamon Fox UVF murders

North Queen Street murder scene Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption The two men were shot dead at North Queen Street in 1994

Police investigating the murder of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast in May 1994 have arrested three men.

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

The men, aged 43, 52, and 65, were arrested in Templepatrick, Newtownabbey and Antrim on Tuesday 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 County Armagh who were attacked while eating their lunch in a car parked close to their building site.

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