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Shots fired at police in Northern Ireland being treated as 'attempted murder'

Three police vehicles were shot at in Belfast this evening.

Crumlin Road, near Brompton Park, Belfast
Crumlin Road, near Brompton Park, Belfast
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THREE POLICE VEHICLES in North Belfast are believed to have been struck by a number of gunshot rounds as they travelled along the Crumlin Road near Brompton Park this evening.

Officers reported the incident at around 7.10pm. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

Police enquiries into the incident are at an early stage and detectives would ask anyone with any information which could assist them with their enquiries to contact them at Tennent Street on 0845 600 8000.

District Commander, Chief Superintendent George Clarke condemned those responsible and stated:

Police are treating this attack as attempted murder of officers as they were providing a service to the community of north Belfast.

It is to be utterly condemned by all right minded members of society and I urge anyone with any information to contact police immediately.

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