Northern Ireland

Man charged over Strand Road bomb attack

Police at bomb scene
Image caption A number of businesses were damaged in the explosion

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with a dissident republican bomb attack on Strand Road police station in Londonderry last August.

The man is charged with causing an explosion, possessing explosives with intent to endanger life, hijacking, false imprisonment and having a gun.

He is also accused of membership of a proscribed organisation.

The accused is to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

A number of businesses were destroyed when a 200lb bomb exploded outside the PSNI station.

A taxi driver had his vehicle hijacked and was forced to drive the bomb to the station.

The area had been cleared when the bomb exploded.

However, a police officer, who was standing close to the cordon, was blown off his feet by the blast.

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