Northern Ireland

South Belfast: Man, woman and child lock themselves in bedroom during gang break-in

Egeria Street Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said one of the men is believed to have had a suspected firearm during the aggravated burglary on Egeria Street

Three people including a small child locked themselves in a bedroom after a gang thought to be carrying a gun forced their way into a house in south Belfast.

Police said the men broke into the house on Egeria Street, near Donegall Road, on Friday night after 23:00 BST.

One of the men is believed to have had a suspected firearm.

A man, woman and child locked themselves in a bedroom and were not injured.

A window was broken during the burglary but nothing is believed to have been taken.

Police have appealed for information.