Northern Ireland: PSNI Officer thought under car device he discovered in 2019 was a ‘wind-up’

A police officer who discovered a bomb under his car initially thought the “crude” device put there was a “wind-up,” a court has heard. The viable device was discovered at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast in June 2019. Read More …

Northern Ireland: Rioters pelt police with 30 petrol bombs and torch three hijacked cars in series of ‘orchestrated attacks’ on fifth night of violence

Police officers were attacked with petrol bombs last night as violence erupted once again in Northern Ireland amid loyalist riots over the post-Brexit trading arrangements. A total of 30 bombs were hurled at police in Newtownabbey, on the outskirts of Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man avoids prison over firework IED

A man who admitted hoarding the separated parts of a firework-based ‘improvised explosive device’ was freed yesterday after his 12 month jail sentence was suspended for two years. Robert Patrick Dodds (62) from Havana Gardens, north Belfast, admitted having the Read More …

Northern Ireland: Bag of 28 pipe bombs and bomb parts found in River Lagan

A bag containing 28 pipe bombs; an improvised under-car bomb; two grenades and other bomb-making equipment has been found in Belfast’s River Lagan. The holdall bag was discovered in the water near the city centre on Thursday, while the river Read More …

Bomb under PSNI officer’s car at Belfast golf club ‘intended to kill’

A bomb found under a serving police officer’s car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Read More …

Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had Read More …