11/02/2019

Other News In Brief

Appeal After Apartment In North Belfast Burgled

Police have issued an appeal for information after an apartment in north Belfast was burgled on Sunday morning, 10 February.

The residence in Queen's Square was broken into at around 6.30am, disturbing a man in his 60's.

The burglar has been described as aged in his early 20's, approximately 5'8"-5'9" tall, of slim build with black hair.

He fled the scene empty handed.

Detective Constable Reynolds is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man matching the description of the suspect, or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to call detectives in Musgrave on 101, quoting reference 386 10/02/19. 

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.

Calls For Safety Review At Belfast Zoo After Chimp Breaks Free

Pressure is mounting for a review of safety measures at Belfast Zoo after a group of chimpanzees managed to escape from their enclosure.

The mischievous animals got out after making an improvised ladder from tree branches which are understood to have been weakened during the recent stormy weather.
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One chimp jumped out of the enclosure and walked along a path with members of the public, while others perched themselves on a wall and watched.

The incident is the second in as many weeks, after a red panda escaped late last month.

Alliance councillor for north Belfast Nuala McCallister said: "We need to have a serious conversation around the future of the zoo and Belfast Council's investment in it. Not a simple open versus close debate but long term sustainability, safety, wellbeing and conservation of animals."

Police Urge Queen's Quarter Robbery Victim To Come Forward

The PSNI is appealing to the victim of a robbery in Belfast in the early hours of Sunday to come forward.

The incident was reported by a third party and took place at around 2.40am near the grounds of Queen's University.

Constable Howell said: "Police received a third party report of the robbery and investigations are continuing, however, we are appealing to the victim to come forward and speak to us to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"I would ask anyone with information that could assist the investigation to please contact the Reducing Offending Unit at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting 229 27/01/2019.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."



(JG/CM)


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