Northern Ireland

Two men arrested in north Belfast over firearm offences

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car (Niall Carson/PA)
A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car (Niall Carson/PA) A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car (Niall Carson/PA)

TWO men have been arrested in north Belfast after people were threatened with a suspected firearm on Saturday.

A police spokesperson said that shortly before 4pm on Saturday, they were alerted that two men arrived at a house in the North Queen Street area, with one of them holding what appeared to be a gun.

“A woman who was inside the house at the time, was alerted to the two men outside the property,” they said.

After opening the door, the weapon was pointed at her along with demands for money.

The two suspects then left in a white campervan type vehicle, travelling along North Queen Street to the junction of the Limestone Road in Belfast.

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“Officers stopped the vehicle a short time later in the University Street area and made two arrests,” the spokesperson added.


“The men, aged 36 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including, threats to kill, common assault and possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

“They remain in custody at this time, assisting detectives with their enquiries into the investigation.”

The PSNI has appealed for anyone in North Queen Street area at the time and noticed anything suspicious, or those with doorbell footage, to call 101 quoting reference 1125 for September 16.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.