Northern Ireland

Gang threatens residents in east Belfast house

police car

A house has been ransacked and its occupants threatened in east Belfast.

Police said the attack happened on the Lower Newtownards Road at about 21:30 BST on Thursday.

A gang of up to six men, one armed with a handgun, the others with knives and baseball bats and wearing balaclavas, entered the property.

No-one was injured in the attack, but a woman living in the house was left badly shaken.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.