Man due in Derry court charged in connection with attempted murder of PSNI officer six years ago

A man is due to appear via video link at Derry Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged in connection with the attempted murder of an off-duty police office in Derry six years ago.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:30 pm
PSNI officers pictured at the scene in Eglinton after the home of a PSNI officer was targeted when a bomb was left under a car on June 18. 2015 DER2415MC056

An Garda Síochána arrested a 33 year old man this morning in connection with the attempted murder of the off duty PSNI officer who had an under-vehicle improvised explosive device placed under his car in Eglinton on June 18, 2015.

PSNI Senior Investigation Officer, Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “I would like to thank An Garda Síochána colleagues for their help in arresting the man by virtue of a European Arrest Warrant on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.

“He will appear before Londonderry Magistrates' Court via video link from Musgrave Custody Suite on April 21, 2021.

“The police investigation into this incident remains active.”