Northern Ireland

Three men arrested as police fire shot are freed

The scene of the arrests in south Belfast
Image caption The scene of the arrests in south Belfast

Three men arrested in a police operation in south Belfast in which police fired a shot have been released.

The men, aged in their 20s, were freed unconditionally. A 32-year-old man is still being questioned.

Police said they received a telephone call on Wednesday night claiming men were trying to get into a house in south Belfast and that they had a gun.

A short time later, police chased a car along the Donegall Road, forcing it up onto the pavement.

An officer drew his gun and a shot was fired - it is believed accidentally.

None of the four was injured. The matter was referred to the police ombudsman.