Four men, two of whom were armed with guns and one carrying a barbell, entered the property on Donegall Avenue around 3.30am today (Tuesday). The men, dressed in balaclavas and dark clothes, stated they were part of a paramilitary organisation and threatened the householders before leaving.
“Thugs such as these have no place in our society,” said Councillor Bradshaw.
“We need to remove the poison of paramilitarism – it brings fear and violence to our streets when the vast majority of people wish to move forwards towards a shared society.
“These people must be taken off our streets by the police immediately and I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to contact them.”