29/11/2002

Police appeal for bomb witness couple

Detectives have made an appeal in connection with the attempted fire bombing in Belfast City Centre last week.

Police in Musgrave Street would like to hear from two people who were in the Upper Queen Street area on Sunday November 24 at approximately 6pm.

The pair were captured on CCTV in the Upper Queen Street area walking past the Tax Office Royston House, in the direction of Howard Street.

At this time, a dark coloured Ford Orion bearing the registration GUI 2413 drove into Upper Queen Street from Wellington Place.

The vehicle containing a bomb, was parked outside Royston House as this couple passed. Police believe the lives of this couple were seriously endangered.

The couple and others, who may have been in the city centre shopping on Sunday, may have witnessed this car being parked and a man run from the vehicle to get into a red Vauxhall Nova car, which then turned in to Howard Street.

The girl in the image was wearing a three-quarter-length coat, dark trousers and has shoulder-length dark hair. Her partner was also wearing a light coat and carrying a plastic bag. He may also have dark hair.

Police wish to speak to this couple urgently as they may have vital information. Detectives can be contacted at Musgrave Street on 028 9065 0222 or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(GMcG)

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