A 35-year-old man charged with attempted murder after a bomb was left under a police officer’s car at Eglinton in Co Derry last year is to apply for bail today.
Sean McVeigh, who is unemployed and from Victoria Street in Lurgan, was last month accused of possessing Semtex explosives with intent to endanger life when he appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court.
He was arrested in Portadown by detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit.
At his first appearance, his defence claimed there was no forensic or CCTV evidence linking him to the bomb bid in Eglinton.
McVeigh was remanded in custody to Maghaberry Prison.
Within hours of the murder bid, McVeigh was one of three men in Co Donegal.
McVeigh and his two associates, who were also known to be dissident republican suspects, were arrested along the border near Ballybofey.
They were taken for questioning to both Letterkenny and Milford Garda stations.
The suspects were held under the Offences Against the State Act.
All three were later released pending a report to the Republic’s Director of Public Prosecutions.