A Belfast golf club was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device under a car


The bomb was found under the officer's car at the Shandon Park Golf Club

A man appeared in court for attempted murder of a police officer in east Belfast.

A bomb was discovered under the car of the officer at the Shandon Park Golf Club early on June 1.

Peter Thomas Granaghan, 38, of Blackrock Park, Belleek, County Fermanagh, is also charged with making explosives for the purpose of endangering life or causing serious property damage.

His lawyer told the court that his client "maintains his innocence".

He is also charged with possession of explosives with the intention of putting life at risk or causing serious damage to the property.

Granaghan was arrested in Belleek on Wednesday and appeared in Belfast court.

Handcuffed and dressed in a gray sweatshirt, he congratulated his friends in the tribune as he appeared in court.

No bail requests were made.


Bomb disposal experts from the police and the army have made the device safe

The detective who testified during the short hearing outlined the reasons for the charges.

He added that items were seized at the scene for judicial review and that the DNA was located on two pieces of wire.

He added that the profile matched the accused.

Granaghan was remanded to appear in court again in September.

The Shandon Park Golf Club had to close for 24 hours after the discovery of the bomb.

Demining experts from the army were called to the scene and conducted a controlled explosion.

The club is about a mile from the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Police Service (PSNI)