Man quizzed over M5 bomb blast

Published Thursday, 06 June 2013
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A man has been arrested by detectives investigating a bomb attack on police at a Co Antrim towpath in March.

Man quizzed over M5 bomb blast
The M5 was closed for almost 24 hours during the alert. (© Pacemaker)

A device exploded on the Duncrue path close to Hazelbank on Saturday 9 March, during a security alert that closed part of the M5 for almost 24 hours.

Three officers, one of whom was a woman, were on the towpath when the bomb exploded.

Senior police chiefs said the attack was designed to kill police.

A 39-year-old man is being questioned by PSNI Serious Crime Branch detectives investigating the attempted murder of the three officers.

He was detained in Belfast on Thursday morning.

© UTV News
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