Northern Ireland

North Belfast: woman, 62, questioned on police murder bid

Forensic officers at the scene of the attack
Forensic officers at the scene of the attack in north Belfast

A 62-year-old woman is being questioned by police about the attempted murder of two PSNI officers in Belfast earlier this week.

Two pipe bombs were thrown at the PSNI officers after they responded to an emergency 999 call in Ballysillan early on Tuesday morning.

They were attacked as they got out of their vehicle, but escaped injury.

The woman was arrested in north Belfast on Sunday 2 June and has been taken to Antrim police station.

Two other people remain in custody in connection with the pipe-bomb attack.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, early on Saturday morning and was taken back to Northern Ireland.

A 27-year-old woman was arrested in north Belfast on Wednesday 29 May.

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