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Man charged in connection with Derry courthouse car bomb

The 49-year-old has been charged with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life or property.

The crime scene from last March.
The crime scene from last March.
Image: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

THE PSNI HAS charged a 49-year-old man with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life or property.

Police in Northern Ireland say the charge relates to a car bomb attack at Bishop Street Courthouse in Derry in March last year.

He is due to appear before the Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The PSNI found a “substantial” and viable bomb near the courthouse in Derry on 27 March. Elderly residents from a nearby retirement home and choirboys from St Columb’s Cathedral were evacuated as bomb disposal experts performed a number of controlled explosions on the device.

The bomb was said to have been big enough to kill or injure a significant number of passers-by if it had been detonated.

More: Derry courthouse bomb had 50kg of homemade explosives>

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