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Bomber tries to escape from court
The dock in Belfast Crown Court
The man made a run for it from the dock in Belfast Crown Court
A man has tried to escape from Belfast Crown Court moments after being convicted of a mortar bomb attack.

Gary Jones, 38, from Castlekeel in Newry, was remanded in custody after being found guilty of causing an explosion in the city in July 1998.

He was flanked by two prison officers in the dock. After being refused bail he made a run for the door, but a third officer helped restrain him.

His father then entered the dock but was ordered out, while his wife wept.

Earlier, Jones had been acquitted of attempting to murder members of the security forces at Monaghan Street in Newry.

He was remanded in custody, pending pre-sentence reports.

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