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Two arrested over attempted bombing of PSNI officer's family car

The two men, aged 34 and 25, were arrested in Belfast yesterday.

Police seal off the Upper Newtownards Road after the booby-trap bomb was discovered on Sunday afternoon.
Police seal off the Upper Newtownards Road after the booby-trap bomb was discovered on Sunday afternoon.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

POLICE IN Northern Ireland investigating an attempted bombing of a PSNI officer’s car have arrested two men as part of their inquiries.

The men, who are aged 34 and 25, were arrested in Belfast yesterday.

The bomb was found underneath the police officer’s family car, outside his home on the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast, on Sunday lunchtime.

It was only spotted when the officer took a routine look under his car as he was about to bring his wife and children to a lunch.

PSNI assistant chief constable George Hamilton said the bomb had been “clearly intended to kill the police officer”, and said attacks on police officers – which were also “attacks on the entire community” – “cannot be allowed to continue.”

Read: PSNI appeal for witnesses in foiled bomb attack on off duty officer

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