Northern Ireland

Man due in court over Strand Road PSNI station bombing

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

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in court on Wednesday in connection with a dissident republican bomb attack on a police station in Londonderry.

A number of businesses were destroyed when a 200lb bomb exploded outside the Strand Road station in August 2010.

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.

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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