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Woman arrested following assault on police officers

The police officers had injuries to their hands
Rebecca Black, PA

Three police officers were hurt while responding to an attack on a shop worker in north Belfast.

They were told at 8.10pm on Thursday a worker in Antrim Road had been attacked by a female customer and man, a PSNI spokeswoman said.

While being arrested, the woman “began lashing out at officers”, the PSNI alleged.

The officers had injuries to their hands.

Police added: “The 43-year-old woman was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault on police, criminal damage and possession of a class C drug and remains in custody at this time.”

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