Northern Ireland

Robbery suspects arrested by PSNI in east Belfast

Four men have been arrested by police who believe they were planning to carry out a robbery within the Belfast area.

The men, aged 39, 36, 42 and 48, were stopped in a white van in the Sydenham area of east Belfast on Friday afternoon.

They are believed to be from Belfast and Antrim.

A large knife and suspected firearm were recovered during the operation and have been taken away for further examination.