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Man arrested over gun attack on police near Twaddell loyalist camp

Published 21/04/2015

Officers at the scene of the getaway car after shots were fired at police vehicles in Ardoyne in north Belfast Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Officers at the scene of the getaway car after shots were fired at police vehicles in Ardoyne in north Belfast Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Officers at the scene of the getaway car after shots were fired at police vehicles in Ardoyne in north Belfast Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Police have arrested a 53-year-old man over the attempted murder of police during a gun attack in north Belfast.

Three PSNI Land Rovers came under automatic fire on Crumlin Road on December 5, 2013.

It is believed at least 10 rounds were fired at the vehicles from over a wall by someone standing on a makeshift platform.

The attack took place close to the loyalist camp at Twaddell Avenue and a number of people have already been charged.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson said another man has been arrested today: "Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the attempted murder of Police on 5 December 2013 at Crumlin Road, Belfast have arrested a 53 year old man in the North Belfast area.

“He has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.”

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