Two men arrested in connection with car bomb attempt on PSNI officer 3 months ago

Two men arrested in connection with car bomb attempt on PSNI officer

The bomb was placed at the side of the car the officer's three-year-old child typically sits.

The PSNI have arrested two men in connection with their investigation into the attempted murder of a female officer in Northern Ireland.


On Monday morning, the officer discovered a suspicious object beside her car in close proximity to her house in Ballyquin Road in Dungiven, Derry.

At the time, PSNI said: "We assess this was a viable device with explosives attached to a container with flammable liquid. This was designed to cause a fireball which would have engulfed the victim’s car and anyone in it or anyone close by, or those calling to the house.

"What is really distressing is the terrorists placed the bomb at the rear of the car directly at the point where the victim’s three-year-old daughter sits. This demonstrates the complete and utter disregard for the life of a mother and her toddler, which simply beggars belief."

Detectives with the Terrorism Investigation Unit arrested two men on Friday under the Terrorism Act in Derry in connection with the viable device.

A 36-year-old man, who was arrested in the Lettershandoney area, and a 26-year-old man, who was arrested in Creggan area, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are being questioned by detectives.