28/09/2017

Two Men Arrested Over Attempted Murder Of Off-Duty Police Officer

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an off duty police officer in L'Derry.

A viable under car bomb was found outside the house of the officer in the Ardanlee area on 22 February.

The suspects are aged 43 and 59.
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Acting Detective Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said: "If this UVIED had exploded with our colleague and his young family in the car it would have had devastating consequences. I believe the New IRA are responsible for this cowardly attack during which they put everyone’s safety at risk as the device was left in a residential area and could have exploded at any time.

"I would like to thank the public for their assistance to date but I believe there are still people in the community who hold vital pieces of information that could assist police and I would appeal to them to make contact with Detectives on 101 or the confidential CRIMESTOPPERS number on 0800 555 111."

(CD/MH)

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