Page last updated at 07:51 GMT, Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Two still over Peadar Heffron car bomb attack

Constable Heffron captained the PSNI GAA team
Constable Heffron has lost a leg as a result of the car bomb attack

Two men are still being questioned in connection with the attempted murder of police constable Peadar Heffron.

A 33-year-old was arrested on Monday morning in north Belfast and a 34-year-old in west Belfast. Both men are being questioned at Antrim police station.

Constable Heffron was critically injured by a dissident republican car bomb on 8 January.

He had to have his right leg amputated and has just regained consciousness in recent days.

On Monday, police said a number of searches connected with the arrests were ongoing.

Constable Heffron, an Irish language specialist for the PSNI, has been in the police for 10 years and was recently married.

He had been on his way to work at Woodbourne police station in west Belfast and it is believed he had driven about a mile from his home when the bomb exploded on the Milltown Road.

A detective investigating the bombing said they were not ruling out a link to a car bomb attack on a police officer's partner in east Belfast last year.



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