The families of two men murdered in Belfast five years ago have welcomed a decision by the Director of the Public Prosecution Service Barra McGrory to review and re-examine the evidence in the two cases.
The PPS chief made the decision after meeting with the families and legal representatives of Eddie Burns and Joe Jones, who were killed on March 12, 2007.
Peter Jones, brother of murder victim Joe, said the families had thanked Barra McGrory for his interest in the case.
“We felt that the PPS Director listened attentively to our concerns about the murders of loved ones. We welcome his commitment that he will look again at the files on the two murders.
“We have a long road ahead of us in our campaign but we are determined to stay at this to ensure justice is done.”
Mr Burns was shot dead at the Bog Meadows in west Belfast after being lured by his killers.
An hour later, Mr Jones was lured to a house in Ardoyne where he was brutally beaten before his killers hacked him to death with a spade.