Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested over attempted murder bid on police officers in Strabane

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of police officers in Strabane.

Detectives investigating Tuesday's night attack arrested the man in Newtownstewart.

He has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Three police officers escaped injury when a device exploded in the Townsend Street area.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, who is leading the investigation, said: “We appreciate the understanding and patience of local residents as we continue to carry out our enquiries and would appeal for anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area to contact us.”

Police can be contacted on 101 or information can be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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