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#West Belfast

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Number of shots fired through front door of flat
# Forfar Street
# Forfar Street

Number of shots fired through front door of flat

Mar 8th 2016, 11:02 AM 15,349 Views 4 Comments

Police are now investigating a motive for the shooting.

Police appeal for public help three months after man shot in the head with shotgun
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police appeal for public help three months after man shot in the head with shotgun

Feb 19th 2016, 6:37 AM 5,062 Views 0 Comments

The man survived the shooting but is still in a critical condition in hospital.

Young father killed after being "set upon" by group in late night attack
# Christopher Meli
# Christopher Meli

Young father killed after being "set upon" by group in late night attack

Dec 14th 2015, 6:55 PM 41,253 Views 11 Comments

Five people have been arrested over the “vicious” killing of Christopher Meli in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Bomb parts found hidden in socks in dissident raid
# Safe Keeping
# Safe Keeping

Bomb parts found hidden in socks in dissident raid

Nov 24th 2015, 12:57 PM 15,043 Views 20 Comments

The items were found in the roof space of a house.

Man (40s) shot in the head in west Belfast
# Arrests
# Arrests

Man (40s) shot in the head in west Belfast

Nov 19th 2015, 1:32 PM 9,286 Views 12 Comments

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target 'dissident terrorists' in west Belfast

Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target 'dissident terrorists' in west Belfast

Sep 18th 2015, 2:52 PM 11,636 Views 70 Comments

Two arrests come as the British government announced an assessment of paramilitary activity.

Young man stabbed to death in front garden after checking for pizza delivery
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Young man stabbed to death in front garden after checking for pizza delivery

May 31st 2015, 8:00 PM 40,710 Views 17 Comments

Police are continuing to question a 32-year-old man.

Arson attack on Christian Brothers school
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Arson attack on Christian Brothers school

Apr 14th 2015, 5:17 PM 10,240 Views 19 Comments

Three portacabins were destroyed in the blaze.

Man stabbed after stopping car for "drunk" man
# Waterford Street
# Waterford Street

Man stabbed after stopping car for "drunk" man

Apr 5th 2015, 5:50 PM 23,344 Views 10 Comments

The driver slowed down to avoid hitting the man, but was subsequently threatened.

Carjacker punches woman (59) before smashing into police car during chase
# Belfast
# Belfast

Carjacker punches woman (59) before smashing into police car during chase

Nov 18th 2014, 3:15 PM 6,005 Views 43 Comments

The hijacker fled on foot.

Man shot in thigh and stomach in Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

Man shot in thigh and stomach in Belfast

Oct 24th 2014, 6:40 PM 4,610 Views 1 Comment

The PSNI is investigating the incident, which took place earlier today.

Pizza delivery driver hijacked while making deliveries
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Pizza delivery driver hijacked while making deliveries

Oct 16th 2014, 9:03 AM 6,632 Views 5 Comments

He was threatened by two men with knives.

Man taken from house by masked men and shot in the leg
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man taken from house by masked men and shot in the leg

Oct 16th 2014, 8:31 AM 6,541 Views 2 Comments

He’s now being treated for his injuries in hospital.

Two arrested after teen dies in car crash
# Belfast
# Belfast

Two arrested after teen dies in car crash

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:26 PM 9,724 Views 1 Comment

John Paul McShane (19) died following a crash on the Upper Springfield Road in West Belfast.

Belfast shop insists it's displaying Ivory Coast flag, NOT Ireland flag
# Linfield
From The Daily Edge
# Linfield

Belfast shop insists it's displaying Ivory Coast flag, NOT Ireland flag

Jun 13th 2014, 9:38 AM 15,323 Views 26 Comments

It’s gold, white and green, RIGHT?!

Man being held by police after the suspicious death of a woman in Belfast
# Investigation
# Investigation

Man being held by police after the suspicious death of a woman in Belfast

Apr 20th 2014, 6:15 PM 7,943 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s body was discovered at a house at about 6.25 am this morning.

Detectives investigating murder of dissident republican arrest 26-year-old
# Tommy Crossan
# Tommy Crossan

Detectives investigating murder of dissident republican arrest 26-year-old

Apr 19th 2014, 10:48 AM 5,849 Views 23 Comments

Tommy Crossan, a former member of the Continuity IRA, was shot yesterday in West Belfast.

Man attacked by three masked men with baseball bats
# Paramilitary Style
# Paramilitary Style

Man attacked by three masked men with baseball bats

Apr 17th 2014, 9:49 AM 6,206 Views 14 Comments

He’s now being treated in hospital in Belfast.

PSNI arrest woman in connection with Jean McConville murder
# Crime
# Crime

PSNI arrest woman in connection with Jean McConville murder

Apr 16th 2014, 11:43 AM 4,095 Views 0 Comments

The arrest was made earlier this morning in west Belfast.

21-year-old Nikita Fryers missing since Valentine's Day
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

21-year-old Nikita Fryers missing since Valentine's Day

Feb 21st 2014, 6:17 PM 31,677 Views 38 Comments

Fryers was last seen in Belfast this day last week.

Gun-toting fake postman tricks family, takes them hostage
# Robbery
# Robbery

Gun-toting fake postman tricks family, takes them hostage

Feb 5th 2014, 6:04 PM 14,874 Views 3 Comments

The family were tricked into letting the man into their home early today.

Police in west Belfast shot at while on routine patrol
# Gun Attack
# Gun Attack

Police in west Belfast shot at while on routine patrol

Dec 7th 2013, 11:57 AM 7,046 Views 42 Comments

“It is fortunate that we are not dealing with fatalities this morning,” a senior PSNI officer said.

Man shot in legs in paramilitary-style attack
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man shot in legs in paramilitary-style attack

Sep 25th 2013, 9:57 AM 5,441 Views 16 Comments

He was forced into a car and shot twice in each leg. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast

Aug 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 5,573 Views 10 Comments

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast
# Bonfire
# Bonfire

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast

Aug 9th 2013, 9:11 AM 6,926 Views 45 Comments

Eight police officers were injured in the attacks, two attended hospital for head injuries.

Three men each shot twice in the leg in west Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Three men each shot twice in the leg in west Belfast

Jun 28th 2013, 8:11 AM 4,686 Views 18 Comments

The shooting happened in the Glenveagh Drive area last night.

Woman finds petrol bomb on her front doorstep in west Belfast
# Petrol Bombs
# Petrol Bombs

Woman finds petrol bomb on her front doorstep in west Belfast

Jun 20th 2013, 11:04 AM 2,653 Views 2 Comments

When the PSNI were called they also found “the burning remains of a number of suspected petrol bombs” at the front of her house.

Man shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in Belfast
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in Belfast

Jun 7th 2013, 8:59 AM 4,063 Views 1 Comment

The shooting happened in the Turf Lodge area of West Belfast yesterday evening.

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable

May 27th 2013, 6:03 PM 9,923 Views 23 Comments

Before answering your door, ensure your back door is locked.

Homes evacuated as PSNI investigate bomb found after shooting in Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

Homes evacuated as PSNI investigate bomb found after shooting in Belfast

May 17th 2013, 5:34 PM 3,423 Views 6 Comments

The device was found in follow-up searches to a gun attack in the area yesterday.

Police 'dealing with mortar-type device' in Belfast
# Security Alerts
# Security Alerts

Police 'dealing with mortar-type device' in Belfast

Mar 15th 2013, 12:09 PM 2,547 Views 3 Comments

An army technical team are at the scene dealing with what police think is a mortar type device.

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation

Mar 6th 2013, 7:58 PM 3,942 Views 3 Comments

The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.

Man released 'unconditionally' over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Man released 'unconditionally' over attempted murder of PSNI officer

Feb 12th 2013, 9:01 AM 4,159 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old was arrested yesterday by police investigating the attempted bombing of an officer’s family car.

Man arrested over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man arrested over attempted murder of PSNI officer

Feb 11th 2013, 9:39 AM 2,786 Views 2 Comments

The 36-year-old male was arrested in relation to the attempted murder on 30 December 2012.

Witnesses sought in relation to shooting incident in West Belfast
# Shooting
# Shooting

Witnesses sought in relation to shooting incident in West Belfast

Jan 16th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,397 Views 10 Comments

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the Beechview Park area at approximately 7.35pm this evening.

Police probe report of small explosion outside house in west Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police probe report of small explosion outside house in west Belfast

Dec 27th 2012, 10:02 AM 2,501 Views 0 Comments

The explosion is said to have happened early this morning on Springfield Road.

Pipe bomb thrown at police vehicle in west Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb thrown at police vehicle in west Belfast

Nov 27th 2012, 9:30 AM 2,033 Views 1 Comment

Parts of the Culmore Gardens area had to be evacuated last night following the incident.

Belfast police seek witnesses after 'paramilitary-style' shooting
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast police seek witnesses after 'paramilitary-style' shooting

Sep 19th 2012, 10:27 AM 2,267 Views 2 Comments

A man in his 30s was shot in the leg in the west of the city last night.

14 year old boy charged over 12th of July riots in Belfast
# Belfast Riots
# Belfast Riots

14 year old boy charged over 12th of July riots in Belfast

Aug 10th 2012, 11:29 AM 3,270 Views 16 Comments

Young teenager will appear before Belfast Magistrates Court this morning.

Around 100 West Belfast homes evacuated
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Around 100 West Belfast homes evacuated

Aug 3rd 2012, 8:04 AM 2,952 Views 5 Comments

Evacuations are to ‘ensure safety of local community’ as PSNI investigate reported mortar attack and shot fired at police vehicle.