SUSPECT HELD OVER MURDER BID ON PSNI OFFICER IN BELFAST

 

Army bomb experts examine suspect device in south Belfast under policeman's car last December

Army bomb experts examine suspect device in south Belfast under policeman’s car last December

DETECTIVES investigating a dissident republican murder plot on an off-duty PSNI officer last year have made a fresh arrest.

Officers from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch arrested a 25-year-old man in the Antrim area on Monday over the discovery of a bomb under the family car of a police officer in east Belfast last December.

The PSNI officer, who was off duty at the time, was about to leave his Upper Newtownards Road home for lunch with his wife and two young children on Sunday, 30 December when the device was found.

The suspect is currently being held at the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning.

Last week, a woman was arrested in connection with the murder bid but was later released without charge.

 

 

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