Ashfield Gardens: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car hit a man and a woman in an incident in North Belfast

A man suspected of attempted murder has been arrested after a car was rammed into a house in north Belfast.

Two people were seriously injured after the incident at Ashfield Gardens on Sunday morning.

Footage on social media shows a red car backing into a cul-de-sac, then speeding towards two people standing at a gate before crashing into it.

Last night the PSNI said a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

Officers remained in the area to conduct house-to-house inquiries last night.

The neighbors of the victims testified to their shock.

“It was a terrible thing that happened,” said a woman who did not wish to be named.

Many people living in the cul-de-sac were reluctant to speak.

Witnesses described being awakened by a loud argument around 7 a.m.

They saw the man in the car and the couple standing outside the house.

“I just couldn’t believe the car was being driven over them. It was totally shocking,” a witness said.

The police have appealed for witnesses.

The PSNI said: “Officers received a report shortly after 7.05am on Sunday of an altercation and damage to property in the area.

“A vehicle then drove into a man and a woman, seriously injuring them. The assailant then fled the scene. Our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended and provided medical attention to the man and woman who were taken to hospital for treatment.

In a later update, the PSNI said: “Police have arrested a 30-year-old man following a report that two people were struck by a vehicle in the Ashfield Gardens area of ​​Belfast on Sunday.

“He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated burglary and other related offences.

“The man currently remains in custody to assist police with their enquiries.”

North Belfast Alliance councilor Sam Nelson urged anyone with information to come forward.

“It looks very concerning and it is worrying to hear that two people have been seriously injured,” he said.

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