WOMAN REMANDED OVER DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN ‘TRIGGER BOMB’

Woman remanded in custody after police seize a 'trigger bomb' in Co Tyrone this week

Woman remanded in custody after police seize a dissident republican ‘trigger bomb’ in Co Tyrone this week

A WOMAN has faced a court on Friday with having what police believe were components to be used by dissident republicans to trigger a deadly bomb device.

The attempt was thwarted this week following a covert surveillance operation mounted by several security force agencies operating in Northern Ireland

In the dock at Dungannon Magistrates’ Court was Nuala Gormley from the Croft, Dromore, County Tyrone, who was accused of possessing a remote control receiver.

The 36-year-old is also charged with having a transmitter and antenna in circumstances likely to be of use to terrorists.

During questioning at the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim, she told detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch that she didn’t know anything about the items.

They were discovered inside a modified oil drum in the boot of her Nissan Almera car.

She was arrested after officers stopped a car she was driving at the Drum Road outside Cookstown in County Tyrone on Tuesday night.

The court heard that along with the transmitter and antennae, police also recover gloves, coats and Wellington boots.

Gormley was refused bail and she was remanded in custody to the women’s unit at Hydebank Wood prison in south Belfast to appear again in court next month.

 

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