Northern Ireland

Man shot with taser in pharmacy robbery

Taser gun
Image caption The man was shot with a taser gun during the raid

A man has been shot with a taser gun during a robbery in Belfast.

Two men, one armed with the taser, raided the Oriel Pharmacy on the Ormeau Road just after 1300 GMT.

The thieves threatened workers and assaulted one staff member with the weapon before fleeing the scene with diazepam and a small red cash box.

Police said the man received a low level shock. They have appealed for anyone with information on the robbery to come forward.