Belfast Police Officer’s Two Children Were About to Get Into Booby-Trap Bomb Car
A foiled attempt to murder a police officer in Northern Ireland was carried out by dissident republicans who could also have killed his family, police said.
The Belfast-based Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) constable was about to take his wife and two young children out for Sunday lunch yesterday when he checked under his car outside his house in the city and discovered a viable device.
Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said: “If that officer had not checked under his car we would have been looking at a murder or multiple murders.”
Stormont Justice Minister David Ford condemned those responsible.
“Fortunately, due to the officer’s commendable vigilance, the attempt on his life was not successful,” he said.