Off-duty policeman ‘shot in Bangor’

Published Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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An off-duty police officer has allegedly been shot in Bangor, Co Down.

Off-duty policeman ‘shot in Bangor’
The scene of the shooting incident. (© Pacemaker)

The incident happened in the Springhill area at around 8pm on Wednesday.

It is understood the policeman was grazed in the incident.

Two men aged 45 and 60 have been arrested.

A statement from the PSNI said: "Police are currently dealing with an alleged shooting incident in the Springhill area of Bangor involving an off duty police officer.

"Police can confirm that no one has been injured."

North Down DUP MLA Alex Easton, who sits on the Stormont justice committee, condemned the attack.

He said: "I am deeply shocked that someone has tried to shoot someone in the Bangor area.

"This is deeply, deeply worrying. This is not what we want to see in our streets and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward to the police."

Local DUP councillor Alan Graham said: "Nowhere is safe. It's about people going into an area where people think they are safe. These people just have to get lucky once."

Police are investigating the incident. The area has been sealed off.

© UTV News
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9 Comments
a.d in Belfast wrote (633 days ago):
@ Lauren , to quote North Down DUP MLA Alex Easton ..... "I am deeply shocked that someone has tried to shoot someone in the Bangor area". Therefore does he think that Bangor is some upper class safe town that has no trouble , Bangor is no different to any other town , it too is riddled with crime and not the plush area he thinks.
norman.d in bangor wrote (633 days ago):
this is now away of life in this province people brainwashed into thinking that the bomb and the bullet solves everything all it does is divide people these people are the past no one wants them in the community
Lauren in Bangor wrote (634 days ago):
Its not the fact that its bangor which is shocking-its the fact that its a shooting..
James in Newtownabbey wrote (634 days ago):
Just shows you that our police officers carry the burden of this threat 24/7. On or off duty. I don't think we fully appreciate what they do for us .
j.a in belfast wrote (634 days ago):
I agree with marie-celine no need for all this so close to christmas or any other time,what sort of people are out there..
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