THREE men have been arrested in connection with a bomb found under the car of a police officer couple in Derry.
The men, all aged in their 20s or 30s, were arrested by gardaí in Co. Donegal yesterday, as PSNI officers investigating the incident revealed that the car targeted belonged to a married couple, who are both police officers in the North of Ireland.
The device was found under their family car in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 18), outside their home in Eglington, just five miles from Derry city.
Local District Commander Superintendent Mark McEwan confirmed: “Police were alerted to suspicious activity outside a house at around 2.45am. Upon attending the scene a device was located under a car parked outside the house.”
He added: “Clearly there are people out there in today’s society who are still intent on causing murder and mayhem. These criminal elements are not welcome in our society and I am appealing to the local community for their assistance in driving this small minority from our streets and bringing them before the courts.”