Friday 23 March 2018

WATCH: Dramatic armed police siege at Belfast house after attempted murder bid

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Claire Williamson

This is the dramatic moment police carried out an armed siege on a house in west Belfast last night.

Officers were responding after a 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Glasvey Drive area.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is described as serious.

Police located two suspects in the area of Aspen Walk as they responded with the assistance of the police helicopter.

A number of heavily armed officers stood guard at the house.

Exclusive Belfast Telegraph footage shows the dramatic moment officers swooped on the house.

Two men, aged 25 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Several people including a woman are seen exiting the house and are held by the officers.

Police confirmed a search of the property has commenced.

Detective Inspector Cummings said: “A motive for this attack has not yet been established and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that would assist with our investigation to contact Detectives in Lisburn Police Station on 101.

"Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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