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21-year-old man arrested in Derry over attempted murder of police officer

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Derry over the attempted murder of a PSNI officer.

Detectives arrested the man in Derry last night in connection with activities of the new IRA.

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The man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and was taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

A bomb was placed beside a police officer’s car at her home in Dungiven in April.

The device was left beside where the police officer’s three-year-old daughter sits in the car.

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Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Hamlin said today: “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.”

Two other men had been previously arrested in connection with the incident.

IMAGE – “File:Flag of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.png” by Cyberbeagle is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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