DISSIDENT SUSPECTS HELD OVER MURDER BID ON PSNI OFFICER

Detectives investigating a murder bid on a PSNI officer in Dungannon six years ago

Detectives investigating a murder bid on a PSNI officer in Dungannon six years ago

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have arrested three dissident republican suspects over the a murder on a police officer.

The men, aged 36, 37 and 41, were arrested during a planned operation in County Antrim on Wednesday.

The police was sitting in his car at traffic lights on the Circular Road in Dungannon, Co Tyrone on November 12, 2007 when it was raked with gunfire.

Despite being seriously injured, the officer was able to drive back to his police station for assistance and medical attention.

Detectives have taken the three suspects to the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim for questioning about the murder bid.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact detectives on 0845 600 8000.

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