Northern Ireland

Fire extinguisher thwarts robbery in north Belfast

A shopkeeper has been forced to defend himself with a fire extinguisher during an armed robbery in north Belfast.

At about 2000 BST on Saturday, a man armed with a large kitchen knife went into the shop on the Ballysillan Road and threatened staff.

When the duty manager defended himself with the fire extinguisher, the robber fled empty handed.

Police have appealed for anyone who has any information about the attempted robbery to get in touch with them.