REVEALED: MARK HADDOCK ARRESTED OVER THREE UVF MURDERS

Former Mount Vernon UVF leader Mark Haddock arrested in England over three murders in north Belfast

Former Mount Vernon UVF leader Mark Haddock arrested in England over three murders in north Belfast

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER UVF leader and Special Branch informant Mark Haddock was arrested today over three sectarian murders.

Belfast Daily can revealed that Detectives from PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit arrested the 45 year old in southern England.

It is part of as part of the investigation into the murders of Gary Convie and Eamon Fox in May 1994 and for the murder of Sean McParland in February the same year.

Mr McParland, 55,  was shot in Skegoniel Avenue in north Belfast on 17 February while babysitting. He died a week later.

Gary Convie (24) and Eamon Fox (44) were sitting in their car at a building site in North Queen Street on 17 May 1994 when a gunman opened fire with a submachine gun.

Haddock – codenamed Agent Roxy – is currently being questioned at Newbury Police Station in Berkshire.

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

Former south Antrim brigadier Gary Haggarty is currently co-operating with police as a “assisting offender” under the Serious and Organised Crime Police Act.

He is currently in a PSNI witness protection scheme living outside Northern Ireland.

Two men have already been charged with the murders of Mr Fox and Mr Convie and released on bail.

Loyalists have called for an end to what they call the “supergrass trials”.

 

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