Bomb found in Derry was attempt to kill officer and daughter, say police

Bomb found in Derry was attempt to kill officer and daughter, say police

The Guardian

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Incident comes as Boris Johnson pledges to cut Brexit border checks that have inflamed tensions in region

A bomb found beside a car in County Derry was put there in an attempt to kill a police officer and her toddler daughter, police have said.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed a viable explosive device attached to a container of flammable liquid had been found on Monday evening outside the part-time officer’s home in a rural part of the county. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, described the incident as an “attempted murder”.

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