Man shot in face in Belfast attack

Март 30, 2015     Автор: admin
Man shot in face in Belfast attack



A man has been shot in the face in a gun attack in north Belfast that police are treating as attempted murder. This is reported by

It happened in St James Mews, off the Antrim Road, at about 21:00 BST on Sunday. Police said two men entered a house and attacked the victim.

The injured man, who is in his 50s, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

ACC Stephen Martin told BBC Radio Ulster:

"He has quite severe injuries, I think he has several fractures."


The officer appealed for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

The Irish News has reported that the victim had been under threat from dissident republicans.

During his interview with Good Morning Ulster, ACC Martin was asked if the police investigation was focused on any particular group.

"It's early days, but what I would move to reassure people is, we don't at this stage see anything that would make us think it's a sectarian motivation," the officer replied.

"We have to condemn this type of activity. Seventeen years after the all-party agreement — the Good Friday Agreement — this type of behaviour is just unacceptable."