A BELFAST man has been convicted of attempted murder for his role in an IRA attack on a British army base in Germany 21 years ago.
James Anthony Oliver Corry (48), originally from the New Lodge area of north Belfast, had admitted to helping stage a mortar attack in Osnabruck in 1996 - but said killing soldiers was not its main aim.
He was today sentenced to four years in jail, with one suspended due to an unlawful procedural delay.
Corry was convicted of being part of an "active service" IRA unit that fired three mortar shells on to the grounds of the Quebec Barracks in western Germany on June 28 1996.
Two failed to go off and the third exploded near a petrol station in the army base.
Although dozens of army personnel were on the site, no-one was injured.
At the time Osnabruck was the British army's largest base outside Britain.
Corry, who lived with his wife Christine in the village of Killorglin, Co Kerry for 20 years, was arrested in October 2015.
He was extradited from the Republic to Germany in December last year.
He had initially been arrested in 1996 but was released because the German constitution did not allow for the extradition of Irish citizens to the country.
Before his arrest, Corry had acted in several dramas including as an RUC officer in the BBC film Precious Blood and as British soldier in a Channel 4 production called High Boot Benny.