Northern Ireland

Trio arrested in John Caldwell attempted murder probe released pending reports to PPS

Three men were detained in Belfast on Tuesday

John Caldwell was shot in Co Tyrone last year
John Caldwell was shot in Co Tyrone last year. (Brian Lawless/PA)

Three men arrested by police investigating the attempted murder of senior PSNI detective John Caldwell have been released pending reports to the Public Prosecution Service.

The men, aged 32, 48 and 49, were arrested under the Terrorism Act in Belfast on Tuesday, and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Police searched several properties in the city and items including a vehicle were taken away for examination.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The investigation continues.”

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot several times in front of his son at a sports complex in Omagh, Co Tyrone, on February 22 2023.

He spent weeks in intensive care and was left with life-changing injuries following the attack, which has been linked to the New IRA.

To date 14 people have been charged in connection with the shooting.