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Man held over 1993 UVF murder of father-of-five Joseph Reynolds

BY CHRIS KILPATRICK

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the UVF murder of a father-of-five 20 years ago.

Joseph Reynolds (40), from west Belfast, was on his way to Shorts aircraft factory, where he worked as a subcontractor painter, when his van was ambushed by UVF gunmen in 1993.

Last month, detectives from the Serious Crime Branch announced they had re-opened the investigation into the murder after new information emerged during a review of the cold case file into the killing.

A 41-year-old man was arrested in east Belfast yesterday.

The red Nissan van in which Mr Reynolds was travelling stopped at a pedestrian crossing on Sydenham Road at 8.25am on the morning of October 12, 1993 to allow two men to cross.

The two men, who were wearing blue boiler suits and flat caps, opened fire with a handgun and a rifle.

At the same time, another man in a stolen light blue Vauxhall Astra, which had pulled up behind the van, also opened fire.

Last month, a 50-year-old man was arrested and released without charge.

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