ATTENTATO AL H.Q. MI5: UN ARRESTO
Dopo il rilascio di ieri di un sospettato, sono scattate le manette ai polsi di un 29enne di North Belfast
Un uomo di 29 anni è stato arrestato dal Police Service of Northern Ireland, nell’ambito delle indagini sull’attentato al Quartier Generale del MI5 presso il Palace Barracks a Holywood.
L’attentato rivendicato dal Real IRA, è avvenuto in concomitanza all’effettivo trasferimento dei poteri di polizia e giustizia da Londra a Belfast.
Subito dopo l’arresto, l’uomo è stato trasferito alla sezione ‘crimini gravi’ della caserma di Antrim, dove è sottoposto ad interrogatorio.
Man held over NI bomb attack (The Irish Times)
A 29-year-old man has been arrested by PSNI officers investigating a bomb attack on Northern Ireland’s MI5 headquarters.
The man was arrested in north Belfast this morning and has been taken to Antrim police station’s serious crimes suite for questioning.
The Real IRA admitted responsibility for last Monday’s car bomb attack on Palace Barracks in Hollywood. The bombing, the second by dissident republicans in two months, was designed to coincide with the transfer of justice and policing powers from London to Stormont.
The device was brought to Palace Barracks army base by a taxi which had been hijacked in north Belfast. The grey Skoda was hijacked in Ligoneil and the driver held hostage. He was then ordered to take his taxi containing the device to Holywood and abandon it near the exit of the barracks on Old Holywood Road.
It blew up about 20 minutes later in what the PSNI said was a “significant explosion”. The car’s fuel tank exploded a short time afterwards.
An elderly man was slightly injured in the blast which occurred as police were evacuating local homes.