Man arrested in Donegal following bomb plot is jailed for 25 years

March 8, 2019

A man who was caught by Gardai in Donegal after he fled from an attempted bombing in Derry has been jailed for 25 years.

Dissident republican Sean McVeigh was jailed for planting a bomb under the car of a PSNI officer in Co Derry in 2015.

McVeigh, of Victoria Gardens in Lurgan, Co Armagh, was convicted earlier this month of the attempted murder of the off-duty officer.

The 38 year old was also found guilty at his non-jury trial at Belfast Crown Court of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life.

The murder bid was foiled when the PSNI officer’s wife raised the alarm at their home in the Eglinton area of Co Derry in the early hours of June 18 2015.

McVeigh was arrested by gardaí in Killygordon following a car chase a short time later.