Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Newry Courthouse bomb suspect released

A man being questioned over the car bomb attack outside Newry Courthouse has been released

A man being questioned over the dissident republican bombing of a courthouse has been released pending a report to prosecutors.

The man, 32, was detained in Antrim on Thursday by detectives investigating the attack on Newry court in February.

The arrest came 24 hours after a 51-year-old man appeared in the same court charged with the car bombing.

Ciaran Farrell, whose sister Mairead Farrell was one of three IRA members shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988, was remanded in custody on Wednesday.

The father of two from Killeaton Park, Dunmurry, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously planting the car bomb in a manner likely to endanger life or damage property.

No one was injured in the dissident attack but substantial damage was caused to the outside of the court building.

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