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Crossbow attack on police vehicle in Belfast 'accidental'

Police have said they are now treating the smashing of a windscreen of one of their vehicles in a crossbow attack as "accidental".

Police in north Belfast had appealed for information after the car which was parked in the Tennent Street station's car rear yard, was damaged on Wednesday night.

Officers said between 5pm and just after 7pm a metal-tipped bolt fired by a cross bow struck the rear windscreen of the car.

However in an update on Thursday afternoon police said that the owner of the crossbow has come forward and spoken to police.

The incident is now believed to have been accidental.

Sergeant Greg Dawson said: “We do not believe that this was a malicious incident but we would remind owners of crossbows that these can be dangerous weapons and they should be aware of the possible criminal implications of their use.

“Owners of crossbows should be mindful of where and when they use them, especially within a residential area.”

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