Northern Ireland

1994 UVF murders: Three men freed, two still being questioned

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

Three men arrested by police investigating the murder of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast in May 1994 have been released.

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

Three men, aged 43, 52, and 65, were arrested on Tuesday. They have since been freed pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

A 48-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman remain in custody.

The arrests were all 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.