Christine Connor: Woman jailed for police officer murder bid


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Christine Connor was found guilty of attempted murder.

A north Belfast woman who was found guilty of attempting to murder a police officer has been jailed for 20 years.

Christine Connor, 35, lured the officer and a colleague with hoax phone calls.

The judge said he believed she had shown no remorse and that her dissident republican views made her a risk to the public.

She was convicted of four offences – including attempted murder and possessing explosives with intent to endanger life.

The charges relate to two incidents in north Belfast in May 2013.

Connor appeared by video-link from Hydebank prison to hear the sentencing.

The court previously heard that Connor made bogus 999 calls to police on two separate occasions.

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Connor was linked to the charges with DNA from clothing.

Connor, whose address is subject to a reporting restriction, denied the offences.



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