Man questioned over PSNI officer shooting released

Detectives are treating the attack as attempted murder and believe it was carried out by dissident republicans

Man questioned over PSNI officer shooting released

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A 30-year-old man arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a PSNI officer in north Belfast has been released unconditionally.

Police said up to ten shots were fired by a high-velocity rifle in the attack at a petrol station on the evening of Sunday 22nd January.

A community police officer suffered a number of gunshot wounds to his arm in the attack and underwent emergency surgery in the Royal Victoria Hospital

Detectives believe the attack was carried out by dissident republicans.