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Three men held following series of incidents across Belfast

Three men remain in custody following series of incidents across Belfast
Marie Louise McConville

Three men aged 29, 30 and 31 remain in police custody following a series of incidents across Belfast, during which a teenage boy was assaulted.

At around 3am today it was reported that a number of men forced their way into a house in Glenfearna Green in Dunmurry and threatened two women with a knife and a hammer.

The men demanded money, but left empty handed.

Shortly after 5am, a number of men forced their way into a house on the Ardoyne Road in north Belfast and assaulted a teenage boy. The gang then escaped with the family car, a blue Suzuki Alto.

A red-coloured Hyundai Accent car was reported to have been involved in the incident.

A short time later, at around 6.10am, a red Hyundai Accent car collided with a police vehicle on Glenmachen Street before escaping in the direction of the Donegall Road.

Three men, aged 29, 30 and 31, were arrested at Navan Green in west Belfast at around 6.25am when police received a report that a number of men were attempting to force their way into a house in the area.

The men were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including burglary and aggravated burglary. 

The red Hyundai car was also recovered by police at Navan Green.

Detectives are investigating a link between the incidents and have appealed for information.

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