Northern Ireland

Woman released in police car bomb investigation

Car in east Belfast
Image caption The unexploded device was found under the officer's car in east Belfast

A woman arrested in the investigation into the attempted murder of an off-duty policeman in Belfast has been released pending a report to the PPS.

A bomb was found under the officer's family car on the Upper Newtownards Road, east Belfast, on 30 December.

He discovered the device during a routine check of his vehicle, as he prepared to take his wife and two children out for a Sunday lunch.

The woman, who is 25, was detained in north Belfast on Thursday morning.

Police have previously blamed dissident republican paramilitaries for the bomb attempt.

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