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Man arrested over murder bid on PSNI

By Michael McHugh

A man has been arrested by detectives probing a dissident republican murder bid against police in west Belfast in 2015.

Armoured plating and bulletproof glass saved the lives of the two officers inside a vehicle when they were ambushed.

The car was riddled with up to eight rounds. The same weapon, an AK-47, was used in an attack on a PSNI officer on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast on January 22. That case featured on BBC's Crimewatch show on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said: "Detectives from the PSNI's serious crime branch investigating the attempted murder of police officers at Rossnareen Avenue, Belfast, on November 26, 2015, have arrested a 29-year-old man."

He was taken to Musgrave serious crime suite in Belfast city centre for questioning.

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