Northern Secretary meets with Police involved in Fermanagh explosion as PSNI reissue appeal for information

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland met with Police in Enniskillen yesterday to discuss this week’s bomb attack in Fermanagh.

Julian Smith met with PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne at the police station in the town.

Police in the North are continuing to appeal for information after a bomb exploded during a security alert in county Fermanagh.

The device exploded close to Wattle Bridge on Monday morning after bomb disposal experts had defused a larger device in the area.

No one was injured in the blast.

The PSNI says it was a deliberate attempt by the Continuity IRA to murder police officers and army personnel.

It says a forensic examination of the device and its composition forms part of their ongoing investigation.

The Secretary of State said Police are facing pressures in the absence of the Executive in Stormont and it’s vital power sharing is restored to support the “hard-working officers”.