Northern Ireland

Man released following arrest in connection with Strabane bomb attack

Police in Strabane's Mount Carmel Heights area following a bomb attack last November in which two officers escaped injury.
Police in Strabane's Mount Carmel Heights area following a bomb attack last November in which two officers escaped injury. Police in Strabane's Mount Carmel Heights area following a bomb attack last November in which two officers escaped injury.

A 59-year-old man arrested by police investigating the attempted murder of two PSNI officers in Strabane has been released following questioning.

The man was detained under the Terrorism Act in Strabane on Thursday morning. The arrest was in connection with an investigation into a bomb attack in the Mount Carmel Heights area of Strabane on November 17, 2022.

Two officers escaped injury when a device detonated at the side of their vehicle, and a major security alert was sparked.

Following Thursday's arrest, the man was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast for questioning, before he was later released.

A PSNI spokesperson said the man will also be reported to the Public Prosecution Service for an offence relating to the investigation, adding: "The investigation continues."