Loyalist is ‘reported’ over killings

Loyalist Mark Haddock
Loyalist Mark Haddock

High-profile Belfast loyalist Mark Haddock has been “reported for prosecution” over three sectarian murders.

The 45-year-old was arrested in southern England on Tuesday by detectives investigating the 1994 killings by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

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

Sean McParland, 55, was shot in Skegoniel Avenue in north Belfast on February 17, 1994 while babysitting.

He died a week later.

Haddock, originally from the Mount Vernon estate in north Belfast, was detained by the PSNI and questioned at Newbury police station in Berkshire.

A PSNI spokeswoman yesterday said: “A 45-year-old man arrested in southern England yesterday as part of an investigation into three sectarian murders in Belfast in 1994 is to be reported for prosecution to the Public Prosecution Service.”