Police arrest 11 over shooting of DCI John Caldwell in Northern Ireland

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Eleven radical person been arrested by constabulary investigating the attempted execution of a elder detective successful Northern Ireland.

DCI John Caldwell was changeable aggregate times astatine a sports analyzable successful Omagh, County Tyrone, successful February successful an onslaught linked to dissident republicans.

Nine men and 2 women, aged betwixt 21 and 72 years old, were arrested connected Friday greeting nether the Terrorism Act successful Omagh and Coalisland, Tyrone.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it had carried retired a “significant hunt and apprehension operation”. The suspects person been taken to the PSNI’s superior transgression suite successful Musgrave constabulary presumption successful Belfast for questioning.

Caldwell was earnestly injured aft helium was changeable respective times astatine the sports centre aft coaching a younker shot team. His lad was with him arsenic helium loaded footballs into the footwear of his car erstwhile the gunmen approached.

Earlier this week Caldwell attended a plot enactment successful County Down with King Charles and Queen Camilla. It was the archetypal clip helium had appeared successful nationalist since the attack.

It is understood helium had a backstage assemblage with the king earlier the event. Camilla besides spent immoderate minutes speaking to Caldwell during the plot enactment astatine Hillsborough Castle.

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