Man released unconditionally in Derry shooting probe

Police took the unusual step of releasing a picture of a bullet used in last week's shooting attack in Derry's Bogside.
Seamus McKinney

A MAN arrested in connection with a paramilitary-style shooting in Derry’s Bogside last week has been released unconditionally.

The 32-year-old man was arrested in the Lettershandoney area at the weekend. Police said he was questioned about an incident at Lisfannon Park in Derry last Tuesday night in which a man was shot four times in the legs and stomach.

A police spokesman said the man was also questioned about a previous attack in the Glenowen area of Derry in March. The spokesman said the man was arrested under the Terrorism Act under which he had to be charged or released unconditionally.

The option of releasing the man on bail was not permitted under the act. Interviews under arrest were a key part of all investigative strategies, the spokesman said.

“The police service is committed to following all lines of inquiry to keep our communities safe from those who would seek to cause serious harm,” the spokesman said.

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