Detectives have been granted more time to question two men arrested in connection with the investigation into the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in Omagh on Wednesday, 22nd February.

A court in Belfast
has granted an extension to detain a 33-year-old suspect until 6pm on Sunday, 5th March. An extension was also granted to extend the detention of a 57-year-old man until 10pm on Sunday, 5th March. 

Both men remain in custody in the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station.

Major Investigation Team detectives continue to ask for the public’s help and would appeal to witnesses or those with information to get in touch by calling 101.

Detectives are also highlighting a reward of up to £20,000 from Crimestoppers, who are a charity and independent of the police. The reward is offered for information given directly to Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for John’s attempted murder. Contact the charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Information, including photos, CCTV and dash-cam footage, can also be provided to police through the Major Incident Public Portal at