Irish police arrest man, 33, over under-car bomb attempt on PSNI officer in 2015

A man in his 30s is due in court tomorrow over an under-car bomb attempt on an off-duty police officer in Co Londonderry six years ago.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:04 pm
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He was arrested today by police in the Republic of Ireland.

The news co-incides with an under-car bomb attempt on an off-duty police officer that was uncovered in Dungiven, Co Londonderry yesterday.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “An Garda Siochana have arrested a 33 year old man this morning in connection with the attempted murder of an off duty PSNI officer who had an under-vehicle improvised explosive device placed under his car in Eglinton on 18 June 2015.”

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PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “I would like to thank An Garda Siochana colleagues for their help in arresting the man by virtue of a European Arrest Warrant on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.

“He will appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court via video link from Musgrave Custody Suite on 21 April 2021.”

He added: “The police investigation into this incident remains active.”