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PSNI Dissident republicans calling themselves the New IRA claimed responsibility for the explosion that caused Ismay's death.
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Police question 40-year-old in connection with prison officer's murder in Belfast
Adrian Ismay was driving home on 4 March 2016 when a petrol bomb went off after falling from underneath his van.

THE PSNI HAVE released a 40-year-old man this evening after arresting him earlier today in connection with the murder of police officer Adrian Ismay in March 2016.

Adrian Ismay suffered serious leg injuries when a car bomb exploded underneath his van after it’s thought the device fell off and partly detonated as the vehicle went over a speed bump.

Although the 52-year-old father of three survived the blast and returned home, it’s understood he suffered a heart attack soon after as a result of the attack.

At the time, a man was charged with the murder. Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said today:

“Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Prison Officer Adrian Ismay this morning arrested a 40-year-old-man. He has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.”

Comments have been closed as there is reference to a case which is due before the courts.

Read: Belfast prison officer Adrian Ismay was murdered by a car bomb

Read: ‘A day of profound sadness’: The prison officer targeted in Belfast bomb attack has died