Northern Ireland

Attempted armed robbery at west Belfast bookmakers

Police are appealing for information following the report of an attempted armed robbery at a bookmakers on Wednesday.

Police say a man entered the premises on the Falls Road in west Belfast about 21:30 GMT with a "suspected firearm and demanded money".

His demands were refused and he left empty-handed.

The man was described as being approximately 5ft 9in tall, wearing a hooded top and blue jeans.

He also had a scarf covering his face.

Detectives are asking for anyone with any information to come forward.