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Man arrested after explosive attack on Gerry Adams' home

The man is being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

Damage to a car in the driveway of Adams' home following the attack.
Damage to a car in the driveway of Adams' home following the attack.
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a man in connection with attacks on the homes of Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey.

The incidents happened on Friday night with CCTV footage from Adams’ west Belfast home showing an explosive device being thrown at a car in the driveway and detonating.

Adams spoke to the media on Saturday morning following the incident and said his grandchildren had been playing in the driveway shortly before the attack.

No one was injured in the incident.

In a statement last night, the PSNI said that detectives investigating two incidents in west Belfast on Friday 13 July have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of offences, including criminal damage.

The man was arrested last night and he remains in custody where he is being questioned by police.

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The PSNI said it also conducted a number of searches in the west Belfast area last night.

Following the incident on Friday, Adams said that he didn’t know who was behind the attack on his home but that he wanted to meet them so they could “explain what it was all about”.

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