DETECTIVES investigating an aggravated burglary in west Belfast in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, May 3, have arrested a man.
Detective Sergeant Will Arnott said: “We received a report at around 4.00 am that a masked man, armed with a knife entered a flat in the Trostan Gardens area and attacked the female occupant.
“The victim was pinned to the ground and the man held the knife up to her throat.
“She managed to escape the property but was confronted outside in the hallway by the assailant who slapped her in the face.
“The woman managed to get back into her flat and wait for police to arrive.
“A 34 year old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of a number of offences including assault, aggravated burglary and stealing and assault on police.
“He remains in custody at this time.
“Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 360 of 03/30/20.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.