Man arrested in connection with attempted murder of police officer

Man arrested in connection with attempted murder of police officer

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Terrorism Investigation Unit, assisted by District colleagues, have arrested a 21 year old man in Derry/Londonderry last night, Sunday 26 September, in connection with the activities of the new IRA.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Hamlin of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, said: “The man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer, following the discovery of a viable explosive device beside the young mother’s car on the Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19th April.

“He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.”

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