Northern Ireland

Man arrested over UVF murders of Gary Convie and Eamon Fox

Antrim police station
Image caption The man has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning

A man has been arrested over the paramilitary murders of two Catholic men in Belfast almost 20 years ago.

Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot while sitting in a car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May 1994. The gunman used a sub-machinegun.

The arrested man, who is 42, was detained in north Belfast on Monday morning on suspicion of the murders.

He is also being questioned about the attempted murder of a third man and membership of the UVF.

Mr Convie, 24, and Mr Fox, 44, were builders from County Armagh who were attacked while eating their lunch in a car parked close to their building site.

One man has already been convicted in connection with the murders.