Northern Ireland

Arrest extension over Strand Road police station bomb

Police at bomb scene
Image caption A number of businesses in the area were badly damaged in the explosion

Detectives investigating a car bomb which exploded outside Strand Road police station in Londonderry have been given another four days to question a 54-year-old man about the attack.

The 54-year-old was arrested on Monday.

A 42-year-old man who was arrested on Saturday in connection with the attack remains in custody.

The bomb, which was blamed on dissident republicans, exploded on Tuesday 3 August. No-one was hurt.

A taxi was hijacked and packed with 200lbs of homemade explosives. The driver was ordered at gunpoint to leave the car at Strand Road police station.

An organisation calling itself Oglaigh na hEireann claimed it was behind the attack, which badly damaged a number of businesses at about 0320 BST.