Bail granted for man accused of 1997 bomb attack on police station

A man has been granted bail after appearing in court charged with an IRA bomb attack on a Tyrone police station that was intercepted by the SAS.

Bail granted for man accused of 1997 bomb attack on police station

A man has been granted bail after appearing in court charged with an IRA bomb attack on a Tyrone police station that was intercepted by the SAS.

Undercover soldiers opened fire on two men after improvised blast bombs were thrown at Coalisland's heavily fortified Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) station in Co Tyrone in March 1997.

Paul Campbell (aged 37) appeared at Dungannon Magistrates' Court charged with causing an explosion.

Prosecutors told District Judge John Meehan they intended to appeal against his decision to grant bail in the High Court in Belfast.

Campbell, who is from Coalisland, Co Tyrone, but has resided in Co Monaghan for the last four years, will be held in custody pending the outcome of that hearing on Thursday morning.

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