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North Queen Street in Belfast where the attack took place, pictured in 2012. Google Maps

Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen

Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot at building site in Belfast twenty years ago.

PSNI DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING the murder of two Catholic workmen over twenty years ago have arrested a man in his forties.

The 42-year-old is also being held on suspicion of the attempted murder of a third man, and membership of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

Another man was previously convicted of the murder of the two men, Gary Convie (24) and Eamon Fox (44).

The attack took place at half one in the afternoon at a building site on North Queen Street, Belfast, on May 17 1994.

The two were sitting in a car eating lunch when a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun.