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Two men arrested in investigation into attempted murder of PSNI officers

The arrests are in relation to an incident on 9 March when an explosive device detonated near police.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

DETECTIVES FROM PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the attempted murder of police officers in Newtownabbey on 9 March have arrested two men.

The suspects, aged 23 and 42, were taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

A number of searches were also carried out in north Belfast.

On Saturday 9 March an explosive device was discovered after police officers reported hearing a blast.

They had gone to the area of the Duncrue towpath beside the M5 after receiving a phone call when an explosive device detonated.

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