Northern Ireland

Man released over gun attack on police in Belfast

Police sealed off a number of streets in the area following the gun attack
Image caption Police sealed off a number of streets in the area following the gun attack

A man who was arrested over a gun attack on police in north Belfast last week has been released without charge.

The 37-year-old was arrested in Magherafelt on Friday night.

Police vehicles were hit with shots from an assault rifle on the Crumlin Road on the night of Thursday 5 December.

Two of the police vehicles were towing digital warning signs behind them when the convoy came under fire from the Herbert Street area.

Two of the vehicles and one of the signs was hit by the gunfire.

It is understood those behind the attack built a platform on Herbert Street, from where the shots were fired.