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Man arrested in connection with three Belfast murders in 1994

A property is also being searched in the Newport Pagnell area.

North Queen Street in Belfast pictured in 2012.
North Queen Street in Belfast pictured in 2012.

A 57-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in southern England as part of the investigation into the Belfast murders of three men in 1994.

Sean McParland (55) was shot in Skegoniel Avenue in north Belfast on February 17 1994 while babysitting. He died a week later.

Gary Convie (24) and Eamon Fox (44) were sitting in their car eating lunch at a building site in North Queen Street on May 17 of the same year  - when a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun.

The suspect was arrested in the Newport Pagnell area with assistance from Thames Valley Police.

He is currently being questioned at a police station in southern England. A property is also being searched in the Newport Pagnell area.

Today’s arrest is part of Operation Stafford, an investigation into a series of murders and other serious crimes by the UVF in north Belfast

Read: PSNI investigation into three murders leads to arrest in England>

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