Belfast Telegraph

Man (48) charged with UVF murders of Catholic workmen Eamon Fox and Gary Convie

By Staff Reporter

A 48-year-old man has been charged with the murders of two Catholic workmen 20 years ago.

Eamon Fox (44) and Gary Convie (24) were shot dead by the UVF at North Queen Street in north Belfast in May 1994.

The man, who is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates court today, also faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

He was arrested in north Belfast on Wednesday. A 41-year-old woman who was arrested in Antrim on the same day has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

A PSNI spokesman said: "As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS."

The two Co Armagh victims were gunned down as they sat eating their lunch in a car parked close to a building site they were working at.

A gunman sprayed the car with automatic fire from a sub- machine-gun before fleeing.

Mr Fox had six children, while Mr Convie was a father-of-one.

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 on bail.

Three men, aged 43, 52, and 65, arrested on Tuesday morning have been released pending reports to the PPS.

The arrests were all made as part of Operation Stafford.

Belfast Telegraph

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph