Man arrested following 'explosive' attack on Gerry Adams' home

Man arrested following 'explosive' attack on Gerry Adams' home

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in relation to an attack on the home of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in west Belfast last weekend.

Police in Northern Ireland arrested the man in connection with attacks on the homes of both Adams and fellow Sinn Fein politician Bobby Storey.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of offences, including criminal damage, following the incidents which occurred on Friday night.

CCTV footage from Adam’s west Belfast home showed an explosive device being thrown at a car in the driveway and detonating.

No one was injured in the attack, although Adams said after the incident that his grandchildren had been playing in the driveway shortly before the attack.

The man was arrested last night and remains in custody where he is being questioned by police.

The PSNI also conducted a number of searches in the west Belfast area last night.

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald said on Monday that the party had stepped up security in the wake of both attacks.

While Sinn Fein has pointed the finger at dissident republicans, police have yet to confirm who was responsible for the attacks.