Northern Ireland

Young girl left shaken following burglary

The child was not injured but an item was removed from the property (Niall Carson/PA)
The child was not injured but an item was removed from the property (Niall Carson/PA)

A young girl has been left shaken following a burglary in east Belfast.

Police said they received a report that four men had entered a home in the Greenville Road area around 9pm on Friday while the child was in the property alone.

“They removed an item from the property before leaving. Thankfully the child wasn’t injured, but understandably she has been left extremely upset and shaken by her ordeal,” they said.

“The men were dressed in dark clothing, and three of the men wore face coverings.

“Our enquiries are ongoing, and we would appeal to anyone with any information, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area, to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1453 of 22/09/23.”