UVF SUSPECT CHARGED OVER DOUBLE SECTARIAN MURDERS

Formr Mount Vernon UVF leader Mark Haddock

Former Mount Vernon UVF leader Mark Haddock

‘WAKING The Dead’ detectives have charged a UVF suspect with the murders of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast almost two decades ago.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch were acting on information following a review of the double murder files by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET).

The UVF’s notorious Mount Vernon unit shot dead Gary Convie, 24, and Eamon Fox, 44, as they sat in their car at a building site in North Queen Street on May 17, 1994.

A lone gunman approached their car and opened fire with a sub-machine gun at close range.

At the time of the murder, RUC Special Branch informant Mark Haddock was the commander of Mount Vernon UVF.

PSNI Serious Crime Team detectivs arrested a 42-year-old man in north Belfast on Monday as part of the ‘Waking The Dead’ probe.

The UVF suspect was charged on Tuesday night at the serious crime suite in Antrim harged with two counts of murder.

He was further charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The known UVF member is to face Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.

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