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Two PSNI officers charged after shot fired at party

TWO serving members of the PSNI are to appear in court following an incident at a house party.

Up to five off-duty officers are believed to have been present at the party in Dunmurry near Lisburn.

Police were called in the early hours of Sunday after a shot was fired from a legally-held weapon into the kitchen ceiling.

This was said to have happened following an argument among people at the party.

Police arrived at the scene and the loaded weapon was recovered and a number of people arrested.

Two officers were questioned about the discharge of a firearm.

It is believed a number of other serving officers were also spoken to about breaching coronavirus restrictions by meeting indoors.

The Police Ombudsman has also been informed about the incident.

The PSNI said: "Police are investigating an incident at a private residence in Dunmurry on Sunday June 7.

"Two off-duty police officers were arrested and have since been charged with a number of firearms offences and are both due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates Court on Thursday July 2.

"The Office of the Police Ombudsman has been informed."

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