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Police question two men after gang smash way into north Belfast house

Police have appealed for witnesses

TWO men are being questioned by police after an armed gang smashed their way into a house in north Belfast.

Police said they received a report shortly after 7.30pm yesterday that "a number of men had arrived at a house in the Alexandra Park Avenue area and were smashing their way into the property and were armed with weapons including a suspected firearm and a hammer".

"There were three males in the house at the time - two teenagers and a man aged in his fifties.

"Police subsequently arrested two men, aged 30 and 33, on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

"They both remain in custody this morning assisting us with our enquiries.

"This was a frightening ordeal, and it's fortunate none of the occupants were injured.

"However, they have been left shaken.

"As we continue with our enquiries, I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area last night around this time and who saw a number of males acting suspiciously, or any vehicles being driven in a suspicious manner, to get in touch with our detectives."

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