MORE MI5/RUC/PSNI PROPAGANDA LIES,LIES AND MORE LIES
‘The ammuntitions technical officer carried out further work on the vehicle which would have impacted on the size of the hole in the windscreen – Nigel Grimshaw.
THE RUC/PSNI has admitted that damage caused to a car caught up in a dissident republican attack on officers was enlarged by a British army unit. Pictures taken shortly after the explosion on Tuesday showed several police officers standing beside the car which appeared to have just a small hole in its windscreen caused by shrapnel (pictured right). However, pictures of the same car taken later showed a large hole in the front windscreen. The car was parked in the Victoria Parade area of the New Lodge in North Belfast when a bomb was thrown or fired at a RUC/PSNI Land Rover on Tuesday night. Asked by The Irish News how the hole had increased in size, Chief Superintendent Nigel Grimshaw confirmed the majority of the damage was in fact caused by British army bomb squad officers. The car was put on display to journalists and photographers during a press conference at a West Belfast police station after the attack. No mention was made of the damage caused by the army. On Thursday night April 23rd Mr Grimshaw said: “During the follow up policing operation, to ensure the area was safe from risk or any other explosive material, the ammunitions technical officer carried out further work on the vehicle which would have impacted on the size of the hole in the windscreen. “From a policing perspective the significance of the damage to the vehicle was the fact that a part of the device [shrapne] had gone through the windscreen and actually entered the dashboard area.”
With many thanks to: Connla Young, The Irish News, for the origional story.