A NORTH Belfast man was remanded in custody today charged with the UVF double murder of Catholic workmen two decades ago.
Mark Campbell, of Canning Place, is accused of killing Eamon Fox and Gary Convie in north Belfast in May 1994.
The Catholic builders were eating lunch in a Volkswagen Polo car at a building site in North Queen Street when they were shot dead by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).
The two men were from Co Armagh and were working in north Belfast at the time at a building site near Tiger’s Bay.
A lone gunman approached and raked them with automatic fire from a sub machinegun. A third man cheated death in the attack.
Campbell was arrested in north Belfast on Monday by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch and taken to the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning.
His defence team told Belfast Magistrates’ Court he would be denying the charges and would also apply for bail at a future.
Campbell is accused of two counts of murder, and one of attempted murder in connection with the 1994 attack.
He is also further of having a sub-machine gun and ammunition.
Campbell gave the thumbs-up sign to supporters who waved at him as he left the dock.
UVF Mount Vernon commander Mark Haddock was later arrested by detectives who believed he was the gunman in the double murder.
But the 45-year-old walked to freedom from custody uncharged as he was an RUC Special Branch informer.