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Detective Constable Owen Nevin appealed for witnesses to contact CID at Castlereagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101

Detective Constable Owen Nevin appealed for witnesses to contact CID at Castlereagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101

Detective Constable Owen Nevin appealed for witnesses to contact CID at Castlereagh Police Station on the non-emergency number 101

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in the leg in north Belfast.

It happened last Thursday near McGrath's bar at the Cliftonville Road junction with Clifton Crescent shortly after 8.15pm.

A pipe bomb was found in the same area on Monday.

Police described the device as viable.

In November, three men were treated for stab wounds after a brawl outside the same pub.

Detective Constable Lyttle said last Thursday's 30-year-old victim was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Mater Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

He added: "I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this shooting incident or who may have information connected to the incident to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101.

"Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Belfast Telegraph