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Saturday 25 January 2020

PSNI fired on after bogus burglary call

Michael McHugh

Police were fired on today after being lured into an ambush by a bogus burglary call.

Officers were responding to the call in Dunmurry, West Belfast, around 1pm when they heard a number of rounds fired.

Detectives are investigating whether they may have been lured into the area. A short time later several nearby residents in Foxes Glen also reported hearing a firearm discharged.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: "Inquiries have established that the original burglary call was bogus and one current line of inquiry is that the response crew may have been lured to the area to be targeted for attack."

It is understood members of the PSNI response crew, including one woman officer and two men, were not injured but were left very shaken.

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