Northern Ireland

Armed robbers flee empty-handed

Police vehicle

A shop worker has been struck in the face during an attempted armed robbery in west Belfast on Saturday.

Two masked men, one carrying a gun, entered the convenience store in the Glencolin Drive area at 2030 GMT.

One man remained at the entrance while the other approached a staff member and struck him.

The men escaped empty-handed in the direction of Lenadoon Avenue. Police would like anyone with information to get in touch.