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Man injured in paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast

A man has been shot in the hands and legs during a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast.

He was targeted at a grassy area in Norglen Parade on Sunday evening after 9pm. The victim, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital.

Detective Inspector Rowland said: "This was a brutal and savage attack on a man in a densely populated residential area and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information which could assist us with our inquiries to contact detectives."

Woman pedestrian killed on road outside Londonderry

A 48 year-old woman pedestrian has died following a road traffic collision on the Glenshane Road outside Londonderry in the early hours of Monday morning.

The road has been re-opened after diversions had been place for several hours at Tirbracken Road and the Tamnaherin Road.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Strand Road police station on telephone number 101, quoting reference 117 of 18/9/17.

Man held on drugs charges in Londonderry

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A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Londonderry after searches uncovered cocaine, cannabis and prescription drugs, along with a large sum of cash.

He is suspected of importing drugs and is alleged to have assaulted a police officer.

The drugs, cash and mobile phones were seized following raids on properties in the Crawford Square and Carnhill areas.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure said, “We know drugs are an issue of concern for local communities and we understand the misery drugs can cause to communities, to families and to those who get involved in drugs.

"We will continue to disrupt and arrest those involved in the sale and supply of drugs, bring individuals before the courts and work with communities and partner agencies to reduce the threat of harmful and illegal activity.

“We continue to appeal to anyone who has any information in relation to illegal drugs, to contact local police on the 101 number or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Two young men subjected to 'homophobic attack'

Police are appealing for information regarding a homophobic attack on two young men in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The men were reportedly attacked near the Beechmount area of the Falls Road at around 2.50am.

Their alleged assailants are believed to have walked towards the Donegal Road/Whiterock area.

If you have information regarding this matter please contact police on 101 quoting reference No 390 of 17/09/2017 or confidentially ring independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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'Crude explosive device' found at west Belfast house

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Police say a crude explosive device was found inside the gas box at a house in west Belfast on Friday night.

Officers were called to the property on St Gall's Avenue at around 8.40pm after a smell of petrol aroused suspicion.

Army bomb disposal experts attended the scene and removed the remnants of the partially detonated device for further examination.

Police are appealing for information.

Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast Fra McCann told UTV he was in no doubt the intent was to kill or maim those living in the house.

"If it had've went off, it could have had serious repercussions for a number of people who live in this locality.

"I'm very concerned - we could've been standing here this morning talking about people seriously injured," he added.

He called on the police to take appropriate action to ensure people such as the perpetrators of this attack are taken off the streets.

"The people who did this have no place in this community," he said.

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