Northern Ireland

Woman charged over Belfast murder bid on police officers

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

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder following an incident where pipe bombs were thrown at police officers in north Belfast.

The incident happened after two officers responded to an emergency 999 call in Ballysillan last week.

The woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of explosives with intent to endanger life and preparation of terrorist acts.

She is expected to appear at court in Belfast on Wednesday.

The police officers were attacked as they got out of their vehicle, but escaped injury.

A 25-year-old man, who was arrested in Shrewsbury on Saturday morning and who was taken back to Northern Ireland, remains in custody.

A 62-year-old woman who was also arrested in connection with the attack has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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