Armitage condemns suspected armed assault

Alliance East Belfast Councillor David Armitage has condemned those responsible for a suspected armed assault in the area.

Around 3.30am today (Saturday), two men entered a house in Thorndyke Street and assaulted a 29-year-old male with a suspected firearm. The man suffered injuries to his head and hands, and was treated in hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Councillor Armitage said guns had no place on our streets.

“There is absolutely no justification for this attack, which was given a sinister edge by the suspected firearm. This man could have been seriously injured or even worse.

“People should be free to live their lives without the threat of violence. The two men behind this incident are clearly dangerous individuals and need to be urgently apprehended by the police.

“If anyone has any information, I would urge them to contact the PSNI immediately.”

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