Two released over police murder bid

Published Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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A man and a woman arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of police officers, in which military-grade weapons were used, have been released.

Two released over police murder bid
Police have previously handed out leaflets out as part of their investigation. (© UTV)

Ten shots from a Kalashnikov-type gun hit two police cars which were towing digital signs through a residential area on the Crumlin Road, near the Ardoyne interface in north Belfast, shortly after 7pm on 5 December.

The officers escaped injury and two weapons were later recovered during searches of the area.

On Tuesday, detectives from Serious Crime Branch arrested a 43-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman in the north Belfast area.

They were later released pending reports to the Public Prosecution Service.

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5 Comments
WELL SAID in Bangor wrote (299 days ago):
Fed up young man in Belfast - WELL SAID. Time for all guns ammunition etc to be decommissioned - completely this time - and with NO concessions to anyone!
Fed up young man in Belfast wrote (299 days ago):
G in Belfast, I live in a protestant area and I can assure you that the dissidents aren't the only ones to have held onto there guns after they were supposedly decommissioned or as "Loyalists" stated "Beyond Reach". Jokes the lot of them! Both need to move on and stop terrorising there own people.
Sunny in Belfast wrote (300 days ago):
These dissidents need to stop threatening families in North Belfast. It is sickening the amount of innocent people being threatened into things with lives of children being threatened. The entire community needs to stand up to these people.
Right thinker in United kingdom wrote (300 days ago):
Shocking attack on police, and directly across from a place of worship , not much concern for chapel
G in Belfast wrote (300 days ago):
Where these not the guns we were told had been put beyond use so that the prisoners could be let out and certain people put into government? Seems put beyond use means set in the back of a wardrobe!
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