Man arrested by anti-terrorism police investigating bomb discovery in Strabane

A 28 year old man has been arrested by anti-terrorism detectives investigating a New IRA plot to attack police.

He was detained in Strabane on Wednesday in Co Tyrone during searches linked to the discovery of a mortar device in Church View in the town in September.

PSNI Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin said,

“Whilst the device was aimed at the nearby police station and was undoubtedly designed to injure or murder police officers who work to keep local people safe, it was recklessly left in a public area, just metres away from a number of family homes.

“The New IRA were behind the attack and they demonstrated once again that they do not care who is hurt or killed by their violent actions.

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Source: ITV News