Attempt to rob south Belfast cash in transit van

Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a cash in transit van in south Belfast.

Two masked men, armed with an iron bar and a suspected firearm, approached the driver in Newtown Park in Castlereagh at around 06:30 GMT on Monday morning.

They subsequently made off empty-handed in a car towards the Saintfield Road. The driver of the van was unhurt.

Police have appealed for information about the incident.