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Suspect in attempted murder of PSNI officers arrested in England

The 25-year-old has been taken to Northern Ireland for questioning.

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DETECTIVES FROM THE PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the attempted murder of two officers on the Crumlin Road in Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday morning have arrested a man in England.

The 25-year-old was detained in the Meole Brace area of Shrewsbury this morning. He will be brought to Northern Ireland for questioning.

The PSNI said it was supported in the arrest by West Mercia police and officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism unit.

A 27-year-old woman arrested earlier this week in connection with the investigation remains in custody.

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. Chief Inspector Andrew Freeburn, North Belfast Area Commander described it as a “blatant attempt to murder our police officers”.

Read: Pipe bombs thrown at police officers in Belfast

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