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14/11/2017

House And Car Damaged By Gang Believed To Be Armed With Sledgehammers

Police have launched an investigation after a house and car were damaged by a gang, believed to have been armed with sledgehammers, in north Belfast.

The incident happened at residential premises in the Dhu Varren Parade area at around 10.30pm on Friday, 10 November.

No-one was injured in the incident.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1489 10/11/17."

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