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PSNI In Crimewatch Appeal

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Tonight (Mon 6th March) at 9pm BBC Crimewatch will air an appeal into the attempted murder of a police officer in Belfast on January 22nd.

The appeal will include the first interview (anonymised) with the officer who was shot on a petrol station forecourt on Crumlin Road, as well as previously unreleased CCTV footage.

Speaking exclusively to Crimewatch, the officer said: “I felt something hit me…everything slowed down. Blood was pouring out. I thought that was me. I thought I was going to die on thatforecourt.”

Detectives are hoping the appeal will encourage people to come forward with information about the attack in which an AK47 was used.

As well as the moment of the attack being caught on CCTV, further CCTV shows a red Audi A4 estate car which police are linking to the attack. This vehicle, registration KNZ 2862, was later found burned out in the Andersonstown area of West Belfast.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: “I welcome the opportunity to make a fresh appeal for information on Crimewatch tonight more than one month after the attack when I will also reveal new pieces of information in relation to the investigation.

“The programme will also feature my colleague speaking about his ordeal publicly for the first time. He will bravely describe the moments leading up to the attack, his thoughts and feelings on realising he had been shot and injured, and also describe his road to recovery.”

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