Published Friday, 20 September 2013
An arrow was fired at a 14-year-old girl in west Belfast. (© UTV)
The attack happened on the Ballymurphy Road area at around 7pm.
A 15cm long arrow was fired at a 14-year-old girl who was standing at the gates of a primary school.
The girl only avoided the arrow because her friend called out a warning.
The police said she was lucky to escape unharmed.
Sergeant Vance from the PSNI response unit at Woodbourne, said: "This incident could have resulted in serious injury or worse to either of these two young girls had one of them not seen the arrow and called for her friend to 'duck'.
"There is no doubt that using this type of weapon can have not only serious consequences for those who become a target but also for the person who uses it."
Police have appealed for information and can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.
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