Man released over firebomb attack

Published Sunday, 22 December 2013
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A 50-year-old man arrested in connection with a firebomb attack at a Belfast city centre golf shop has been released unconditionally.

Man released over firebomb attack
A forensic officer at the scene in Belfast city centre. (© Pacemaker)

The man was detained in the west Belfast area on Friday night.

He was questioned by detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch in Antrim before being released on Sunday.

The firebomb attack happened at the Golf Madness pop-up shop in Cornmarket at about 6.40pm on Monday.

Eyewitnesses described how the suspected bomber ran from the building with his coat on fire before abandoning an incendiary device in the street and fleeing through crowds of shoppers.

Police said they believe the man suffered burns to his face, neck and hands after the device went off prematurely. None of the people who were inside the store were injured when the device went off inside the man's jacket.

© UTV News
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