Police revisit murder bid scene

Published Thursday, 12 December 2013
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Police investigating the attempted murder of officers in a gun attack one week ago have revisited the scene in an attempt to gather crucial evidence.

Police revisit murder bid scene
Police handed a leaflet out at Holy Cross Church in Ardoyne. (© UTV)

A Kalashnikov-type gun was used to shoot at police vehicles in north Belfast last Thursday night as they travelled along the Crumlin Road.

Ten shots from the military grade weapon hit two police cars which were towing digital signs through a residential area at the Ardoyne interface at around 7.10pm.

No police officers or members of the public were harmed.

Two weapons were subsequently recovered from the scene following police searches of the area.

At the time of the attack, parishioners were attending Mass at Holy Cross church.

On Thursday night, detectives returned to the area to distribute leaflets and talk to people at the church.

Police want help tracing the movements of a car believed to have been used by the gunmen.

Officers are appealing for anyone, who noticed the movements of a silver Volkswagen Passat, registration number ICZ 9780, on Thursday 5 December between 5pm and 7pm on in the Ardoyne area, to contact them.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Butler Walk, Butler Place, Brompton Park or Herbert Street areas is asked to come forward.

Detectives in Antrim Road Police Station can be contacted on 0845 600 8000 or alternatively, information can be given to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

© UTV News
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