DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit have released a 41-year-old man arrested over the Christmas bomb attack in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.
Police say a file on the man will be sent to the Public Prosecution Service for consideration.
The bomb was left in a holdall in Exchange Street West where it exploded shortly before 7 pm on Friday, December 13 when the area was busy with Christmas revellers.
The bomb exploded as the area was being cleared by police.
Fortunately no-one was injured when the device detonated.
On Tuesday, TIU detectives arrested the man in north Belfast following an intelligence-led operation.
About 1,000 people were forced to flee restaurants and bars as the Cathedral Quarter and surrounding area was evacuated.
A warning about the bomb had been given.
However, police said it was left at a different location to that named in a telephone call to a newspaper.