Saturday 21 September 2019

Man charged over bomb found under car belonging to PSNI officer in Belfast

Police and army bomb disposal experts at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast on Saturday June 1. Photo: PA
Police and army bomb disposal experts at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast on Saturday June 1. Photo: PA
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man has been charged with attempted murder in relation to the discovery of an under car bomb on a PSNI officer's car at a Belfast golf club.

The 38-year-old has also been charged with making and possessing explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury.

The charges are in relation to the attempted murder of a police officer at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast on Saturday June 1.

A bomb was found on the underneath of the senior officer's car.

It happened a short distance from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters.

A dissident republican group, the New IRA, claimed responsibility.

The man will appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court on Friday morning. As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Belfast Telegraph

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