Belfast Telegraph

Man held in southern England over 1994 murders released

By Staff Reporter

A man arrested in southern England by police investigating three loyalist murders in Northern Ireland has been released pending a report to the PPS.

The suspect, aged 57, had been detained in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday.

The arrest was part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders by the UVF in north Belfast.

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

Sean McParland (55) was shot in Skegoniel Avenue in the city on February 17, 1994 while babysitting.

He died a week later.

The PSNI said the suspect had been arrested with assistance from Thames Valley Police and was questioned at a police station in southern England.

A property was searched in Newport Pagnell.

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