16 April 2006

PSNI shoot man dead at checkpoint

BBC

A man has been shot dead by police at a vehicle checkpoint in Ballynahinch, County Down.

A police spokesman said a number of shots were fired at a car in Church Street on Sunday morning.

It is understood the dead man was driving the vehicle. Three men and two women who were also in the car have been arrested.

The Police Ombudsman's office has been informed about the incident and has launched an investigation.

Part of the main Belfast to Newcastle Road in the town has been closed.

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