Man comes forward to police after crossbow incident in Belfast

Police investigate theft from car at church
Police investigate theft from car at church

A man has come forward to police after a PSNI car was hit by a metal-tipped bolt fired by a crossbow in north Belfast.

Police had issued an appeal for information after the vehicle, which was parked in the Tennent Street station’s car rear yard, was damaged on Wednesday night.

Officers said between 5pm and just after 7pm a metal-tipped bolt fired by a cross bow struck the rear windscreen of the car.

The incident is believed to be have been accidental and police are speaking with the crossbow owner.

Sergeant Greg Dawson said: “We do not believe that this was a malicious incident but we would remind owners of crossbows that these can be dangerous weapons and they should be aware of the possible criminal implications of their use.

“Owners of crossbows should be mindful of where and when they use them, especially within a residential area.”