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Searches and arrest made by detectives investigating attempted murder of DCI John Caldwell

DCI John Caldwell

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell.

Police carried out searches of two properties in the Greater Belfast area earlier today, Friday (April 14).

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, and possession of criminal property.

He remains in custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was off duty when he was shot several times by two masked men in Omagh, on 22 February 22.

He suffered life-changing injuries in the attack and was in a coma for several weeks following the attack.

The violent murder bid happened in front of his young son following a training session and has been blamed on dissident republicans.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited DCI Caldwell in hospital.

Mr Sunak visited him and met his family on Wednesday, hours after the PM held talks with US President Joe Biden in Belfast.

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