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Man charged over attempted murder of two Belfast police officers

The man will appear in court today charged with conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause an explosion and preparing for an act of terrorism.

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A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in an investigation into the attempted murder of two police officers in Belfast on 28 May.

The man was arrested in Shrewsbury, England, on Saturday and today charged with conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause an explosion and preparing for an act of terrorism.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court today and the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The two officers involved in the attack escaped injury but were said to be “badly shaken” by the events. They had been responding to a 999 call in the city when two pipe bombs were thrown at them.

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