MAN HELD OVER 1977 MURDER BID ON PRISON OFFICER

Detecives quiz man over murder bid on prison officer in 1977

Detecives quiz man over murder bid on prison officer in 1977

‘WAKING The Dead’ detectives have arrested a man in his 60s over the attempted murder of a prison officer 35 years ago.

The attack happened in June 1977 on the Oldpark Road, in north Belfast.

The sixty-five-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday and is being questioned at the serious crime suite in Antrim.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch are conducting a renewed investigation into the murder bid.

The arrest follows fresh information obtained by detectives.

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