Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Man held over 1977 attempted murder

Police said two cars were found burnt out in Antrim following an arson attack

An elderly man has been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a prison officer in north Belfast 35 years ago.

The attack took place in June 1977 on the Oldpark Road.

The man, 65, was arrested on Wednesday morning and taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch are conducting a renewed investigation into the incident.

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