SHAME Fein have called for police to clarify whether shots were fired at a patrol nnear Woodvale Park on Monday night.
Police said on Tuesday they are investigating reports two shots may have been fired at a police vehicle in Brompton Park at around 10.20pm. However, councillor Gerard McCabe said local people think the bangs may have been fireworks. “Speculation or claims that there was an attack on the PSNI vehicle are not helpful and the winner this is either confirmed or refuted the better,” he said. “The community in Ardoyne have undergone a stressful time recently with the Orange Order cranking up tensions with weekly protests. “The last thing they need are any unrepresentative micro groups within the area trying to make themselves relevant.” The DUP‘s William Humphrey said the shooting was “part of a wider pattern of incidents that have the clear intent of increasing community tensions”. “It demonstrates once again that the Parades Commission‘s disastrous decision has not only damaged community relations but has emboldened the sectarian agenda of sections of republicanism,” he said.
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