Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Man charged over police explosion

Forensic officers examine the scene where a car bomb exploded outside the Strand Road police station in Londonderry

A man has been charged with causing an explosion at a police station in Londonderry.

He is also accused of hijacking and false imprisonment, possession of a firearm and membership of a banned organisation.

It follows the dissident republican car bomb attack at Strand Road barracks on August 3 last year.

The suspect, 22, will appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning, said police.

During the incident, a taxi was hijacked and packed with explosives. The driver was ordered at gunpoint to leave the car at Strand Road police station.

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