Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested over police gun attack

Detectives have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with a gun attack on police in Londonderry.

Shots were fired at officers by suspected dissident republicans on Wednesday night.

Police were responding to a report that a car had been abandoned in a grassy area off the Glen Road at the time.

After arranging for the stolen car to be recovered, the officers were shot at as they returned to their vehicle. No-one was injured.

Police said a man has been arrested in Derry by serious crime branch officers in relation to the attack.

A number of searches have also been carried out across the city as part of the operation.

Earlier this week, Superintendent Chris Yates said the gun attack was an attempt to kill a police officer.


From Belfast Telegraph