Second gun attack on PSNI in two days



Shots have been fired at police officers in Belfast for the second time in two days.

The Friday night attack - on a patrol on the Suffolk Road in west Belfast - follows a similar incident in north Belfast on Thursday.

During the Suffolk incident, a Land Rover was struck twice around 11.45pm.

District Commander Chief Superintendent George Clarke said, “For the second night in a row, dedicated community police officers have found themselves under attack from terrorists.

“It is by luck and not design that we are not dealing with fatalities this morning and those responsible are to be utterly condemned for their evil and reckless actions.

“These officers go out each day to serve this community and they should be free to do so without the threat of attack. I know that this incident will not deter them or their colleagues from continuing with that work, helping people and making society safer.”

C/Supt Clarke urged anyone with information to contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000 and added: “I again urge the community to support us. Help us defeat those who seek to bring us back to the past by showing them that they do not represent the wishes of this community.”




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