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Second arrest over Newry courthouse bomb

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Newry Court was badly damaged in a dissident republican bombing

Newry Court was badly damaged in a dissident republican bombing

Newry Court was badly damaged in a dissident republican bombing

Detectives investigating the dissident republican bombing of a courthouse in Northern Ireland have arrested a second suspect.

The 32-year-old man was detained in Antrim over the attack on Newry Court in February.

The arrest came 24 hours after a 51-year-old man appeared in the same court charged with the car bombing.

Ciaran Farrell, whose sister Mairead Farrell was one of three IRA members shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988, was remanded in custody.

The father of two from Killeaton Park, Dunmurry, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously planting the car bomb in a manner likely to endanger life or damage property.

No one was injured in the dissident attack but substantial damage was caused to the outside of the court building.

The second suspect is being questioned at Antrim police station.

PA