A 35-year-old man has been arrested in Glasgow in connection to the attempted murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland who had a bomb placed underneath his car.

A manhunt was launched when the explosive was found underneath the off-duty officer's vehicle in July 2015. 

Nearly five years later, a man was arrested on Thursday, 21 May before police took him into custody. 

He appeared in court the following day on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.

Police Service NI's Senior Investigation Officer, Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “I would like to thank Police Scotland colleagues for their help in arresting the man in the Glasgow area by virtue of a court warrant on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer and possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.

“Today’s arrest follows a direction on the charges by the Public Prosecution Service following which a European Arrest Warrant was issued in 2017 to extradite the man from the Republic of Ireland."

He added: "The police investigation into this incident remains active."