Belfast Telegraph

Monday 24 November 2014

Suspect in 1994 UVF murders Mark Campbell is refused bail

A man charged with the loyalist murders of two Catholic workmen nearly 20 years ago must remain in custody, a judge has ruled.

Mark Campbell was refused bail amid police claims he may flee due to a fear of other suspects not yet arrested.

Campbell (42), of Canning Place, Belfast, is accused of the double killing of Gary Convie and Eamon Fox in north Belfast.

He was detained earlier this month by detectives investigating the UVF killings.

Mr Convie (24) and Mr Fox (44) were sitting in a car at a building site on North Queen Street on May 17, 1994 when a gunman opened fire with a sub-machine-gun.

Campbell faces further charges of attempting to murder a third man, Donal Laverty, on the same date and possessing a Sten sub-machine-gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life. He has denied all of the charges.

An officer opposed bail as witnesses could also face possible intimidation. Refusing bail, Judge Conner said: "At this stage there's too high a risk of interference with the inquiries."

Campbell can now appeal the decision to the High Court.

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