Three charged over 'loyalist' murder bid

Published Friday, 22 August 2014
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Three men have been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm following the shooting of a man in north Belfast.

Three charged over 'loyalist' murder bid
Police at the scene of the shooting in north Belfast. (© Kevin Scott)

The trio - aged 47, 46 and 31 - will appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

It follows a gun attack at Carr's Glen in which a 44-year-old was shot in the leg.

Two men had been driving in the area on Wednesday night when something was thrown at their car - when they got out, one was shot in the upper thigh.

He was taken to hospital with injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police Chief Constable George Hamilton said the incident came as a result of heightened tensions within loyalism in this part of north Belfast.

He appealed for the community to support detectives in their investigations.

© UTV News
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10 Comments
martin in belfast wrote (95 days ago):
drug feud. everyone knows it.
danboy in london via ballymurphy wrote (97 days ago):
Turf war on drugs - & not sharing the profits -
Mark in Belfast wrote (98 days ago):
Wonder if this is sein fein s fault to seeing everything else is??
jackie in belfast wrote (98 days ago):
"Loyalist" loyal to what ? These people all need taken off the streets so the communities they infest can live in peace .
norman.d in bangor wrote (98 days ago):
This is what the troubles created in our society people who are involved in crime and need to be jailed and taken out of society they are like a cancer that keeps growing
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