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Detectives say they believe an AK47 assault rifle used in the attempted
murder of a police officer in north Belfast last week has been used
Officers revisited the scene this evening exactly one
There was a heavy police presence as detectives return to the scene. A
hail of bullets hit this forecourt. The target, a community police
officer doing his job. He was injured and remains in a stable
condition. Several cars were also hit. The attack was claimed by the
Republican group known as the new IRA. A week on, detectives have
released more information about the car and can't be believed were used.
We know it involved an AK-47 type weapon and again, these weapons are
for mass killing. It was right across this road. We know this
weapon has history in Belfast by this group and was previously used.
It was an attempt to jog the memory is of anybody who may have seen it
last week. Police believe it was used as a getaway vehicle before
being found in west Belfast. Detectives are not interested in the
movements of the west and north Belfast -- are interested. Three men
arrested in connection with the incident have all been unreleased
unconditionally. The Secretary of State James
Brokenshire has repeated his belief during the Troubles
are "disproportionately" focused Writing in the Sunday Telegraph
he said it was "clear" that investigations into more than 3,500
deaths were "not working". Responding to those comments,
the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said Mr Brokenshire
was defending the indefensible. The SDLP's Alex Attwood described
the remarks as false claims and said The Alliance MLA, David Ford said
Mr Brokenshire's comments "come perilously close to interfering
in the rule of law". Meanwhile the DUP MP
Jeffrey Donaldson has welcomed the secretary of state's comments,
calling the current system a "one sided process".The UUP MP
Danny Kinahan said he was pleased Mr Brokenshire had acknowledged
what he described as an imbalance in the way British soldiers
are being treated. Carl Frampton has lost
to Leo Santa Cruz in his defence of his WBA featherweight title
in Las Vegas. The Belfast boxer was narrowly
defeated on a points decision in the rematch in the first loss
of his professional career. BBC Newsline's Thomas
Kane was there. It was another thrilling contest
between these two top-class fighters. Frampton was very graces
in defeat and he felt his opponent deserved the victory. The focus
turned to another immediate rematch with the Belfast boxer believing it
should take place in his own home city. Obviously, I am very
disappointed. It was a good fight. I think we have had 24 rounds of each
other and they have been competitive rounds. It is one all now. If we
look at any sort of positive out of this, we have to make it a trilogy.
It has to happen again. Leo is a tremendous fighter. Congratulations
to the new champion. Hopefully we can do it again. I've come to the
States twice now and Leo said he would do it in Belfast the third
time. I hope he is a man of his word. You can come and stay at my
house if he wants and we can get it on for a third time. Would you be
willing to come to Belfast? I am a man of my word. It is going to be
inconvenient for me to go to Belfast but I am a man of my word. If it was
up to me, I would go up there. It is not just up to me, it is up to my
promoter and manager. This featherweight rivalry has captured
the imagination of the boxing world. It trilogy make sense for both
parties, as Frampton aims to win back his title.
As we go into the new week, more mobile weather coming off the
Atlantic. Some dry and bright gaps in between the weather systems. When
they come along, spells of rain and windy at times. With the wind is
coming in from the self, it is not going to be as cold. A cold one
today but we are going through a transition. Cloud has been moving
end but hold onto that cloud. Drizzle affecting many parts as we
go through this evening and tonight. As a result, it will be frost free.
Temperatures of five Celsius. We start a new week on a cloudy zero.
That weather around, the bees will boot picking up as well not to...
More rain pushing in across the south. Brightest and drive across
Scotland and the east of England. -- driest. When you get the cloud and
rain moving in, those temperatures up to double figures. Back to
Northern Ireland. In the afternoon, we have the breeze picking up as
well and batches of rain and drizzle moving its way in. Temperatures of
11 Celsius. As we go through the rest of the week, we have a band of
slow moving rain moving through tomorrow night. Tuesday, a little
bit dry and brighter. More showery rain coming from midweek on words.
Those winds picking up especially on Thursday.
Our next BBC Newsline bulletin is at twenty five
Until then you can keep up to date with local news on BBC Radio Ulster
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