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Man (35) arrested over north Belfast UDA-linked shooting

A 35-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in north Belfast.

A number of shots were fired at a man who was out walking in the Ballysillan/Tyndale Drive area just after 8pm on Tuesday April 10.

A further shot was fired as the gunman ran from the scene. The victim was not injured in the incident.

Members of the UDA were thought to have been involved.

Police investigating the incident arrested a man and conducted a number of searches in the north Belfast area on Thursday and Friday.

A quantity of suspected drugs were also seized during the searches.

The arrested man was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Moffett said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious cars or activity in the area around the time of the shooting to get in touch with us. 

"I would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a tall male in his 30s or 40s in the area, who was dressed in a dark coat with his hood up and carrying a bag. We believe that he left the area in a car."

Detectives at Musgrave Police Station can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 1172 16/04/2018.

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