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Fresh appeal over attempted murder of police officer

The PSNI is looking to speak to three people who took taxis in Belfast on Saturday, 29 December.
Jan 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 4,293 4

DETECTIVES IN BELFAST have issued a request to speak to three people who got into taxis in the city last weekend.

The fresh appeal has been made as part of the investigation into the foiled bomb attack on an off-duty police officer and his family on 30 December.

Police are interested in talking to two women and a man who were in a taxi on two separate occasions in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Officers hope to talk to two women who got into a taxi outside Thompson’s Garage at Donegall Square East at about 2.45am on the morning of 29 December.

After leaving a man off in Newtownards, they were eventually dropped off in the Clonduff estate at the top of the Castlereagh Road in east Belfast.

Separately, the PSNI want to talk to a man who got a taxi from Belfast city centre at about 2.30am on 30 December. He travelled to the Manse Road/Doagh Road area of Mossley.

Neither of the fares were ordered from a depot. Both were hailed by the passengers on the street.

Detectives are appealing to these three people to contact them at Ladas Drive on 0845 600 8000.

The off duty officer, along with his wife and children, were about to leave their Upper Newtownards Road home in east Belfast for lunch on Sunday, 30 December when a viable bomb was discovered under the family car.

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