23/01/2018

Man Arrested After Viable Device Found In North Belfast In 2015

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation after a viable device was found under a car in north Belfast in October 2015.

The man has been detained under the Terrorism Act and has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite to be questioned.

Detective Inspector Geoff Boyce said: "A viable explosive device was discovered at Linden Gardens in North Belfast on 15 October 2015. We believe it was an under car booby trap which can only be designed to kill or maim.
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"The people who left it in this residential area had absolutely no qualms about putting the lives of the people in that community, including children, at risk. It was only sheer luck it did not explode.

"I would appeal to anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact Police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

(CD/MH)

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