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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Two held after bullet grazes PSNI officer

Published 20/12/2012 | 05:00

AN off-duty police officer narrowly escaped with his life after he was shot at in the North.

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The officer came under fire in the Springhill area of Bangor, Co Down, at around 8pm.

It was reported that a bullet had grazed him but he escaped injury.

Police sources said they did not believe the attack was linked to dissident republicans, suggesting other criminal elements may have been to blame.

Two men, aged 45 and 60, were arrested.

Meanwhile, the PSNI continues to deal with ongoing disturbances linked to the decision to restrict the flying of the Union Jack flag at Belfast City Hall.

More than 40 police officers have been injured and more than 40 people arrested – some as young as 11 – in almost three weeks of disturbances.

Irish Independent

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