What's All This About A Terrorism Plot And Game Of Thrones?
Police reported to have foiled bombing at TV show set...
A terrorist plot targeting former policemen working on the set of Game Of Thrones in Northern Ireland is reported to have been prevented by police.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that dissident republicans were planning to leave a bomb next to a catering unit at the Paint Hall Titanic Studios, with the intention of killing or injuring security staff who used to work for the police.
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The paper claims to have "seen security documents that reveal the conspiracy was foiled after a tip-off from an informant".
It adds: "Details were passed by an agent to an ex-police officer, who immediately contacted DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.
"The politician then informed PSNI chiefs who quickly put in a place a sophisticated operation to protect personnel at the site."
And a police source said: "The dissidents initially got word that a number of ex-RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) and army personnel worked at the studios.
"They were even told the exact job in which most of them were employed and the catering unit where they took their lunch and tea at the same time every day."
"Security around the Paint Hall was visibly increased, and because of this the dissidents never went ahead with the plan."
However HBO - which makes the hugely popular fantasy drama - flatly denied the report and told The Hollywood Reporter that it was "totally false".