Theresa Villiers, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has condemned an attack on the police in the Province. The attacks took place in Belfast when shots were fired at two police officers in a car, in what appeared to be an attempt to shoot them.
In a statement Villiers said:
“This was a shocking attack on police officers. The people behind this despicable crime will rightly attract condemnation from right across the community. I urge anyone with information to contact the police”.
Peter Robinson, the First Minister of Northern Ireland, said:
“The attack was a futile act which could have resulted in carnage for anyone in the vicinity”.