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 appeared in court in Belfast charged with the attempted murder of two police officers.

It follows an incident in north Belfast last week when two officers escaped injury after a pipe bomb was thrown at them.

The attack happened in the Ballysillan area.

Christine Connor, from north Belfast, is also charged with possession of pipe bombs and preparing acts of terrorism.

A judge granted an application for her address to be withheld after being told of paramilitary threats and attacks on a previous family home.

999 call

The police officers targeted in the north Belfast attack had been responding to a 999 call and were attacked as they got out of their vehicle.

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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