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Man shot in the ankle in west Belfast

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A man in his 30's has been shot in the ankle in west Belfast.

Police were called to a property in the Iris Court area of the city at around 2.20pm.

The man was taken for hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Sam McCallum has appealed to anyone who was in the area and who noticed any suspicious activity or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 705 23/06/17.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Concern over woman missing for more than a fortnight

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Police in Ballymena are appealing for information relating to a missing 26-year-old woman, Caroline Marie Doherty.

Caroline has been missing from the Ballymena area since Thursday 8th June and police are growing more concerned for her safety.

Officers are asking Caroline or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to contact them immediately on 101 quoting reference 501 10/06/17.

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Police warn of unpaid tax scam phone-calls

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Police have warned people living in north and west Belfast to be vigilant after people in these areas were targeted by bogus phone-calls, claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Victims were contacted by both male and female callers who claimed to represent HMRC. They said their records showed a sum of money was owed for unpaid taxes and it was an offence to refuse payment. They requested payment over the phone and asked for bank or credit card details demanding immediate payment.

If you have received a similar call, report it to police on the Action Fraud line on 0300 123 2040 to receive a crime reference number or use the online fraud reporting tool here.

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