1994 UVF killings: Man charged with double murder

Eamon Fox, 44, and Gary Convie, 24, were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force Eamon Fox, 44, and Gary Convie, 24, were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force

A 48-year-old man has been charged with the murder of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast in May 1994.

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

The accused is due to appear in court on Friday. He is also charged with attempted murder and having a firearm.

A 41-year-old woman, who was also arrested, has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Three other men arrested earlier this week were also freed pending reports.

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.

The two workmen were shot dead at North Queen Street The two workmen had been eating their lunch at North Queen Street

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