Loyalist rioting Denmark Street last month

A MASSIVE PSNI operation was underway today in north and west Belfast over loyalist rioting last month.

Belfast Daily understands that a number of arrests were made by a special team of officers probing the September rioting.

We have learnt that one man was arrested in the Agnes Street area while out pushing his child in a pram.

Other arrests were made in the Crumlin Road area of north Belfast over rioting at Denmark Street following a loyal order parade.

Sources said police were carrying photographs of suspects in Land Rovers as they trawled north and west Belfast looking for suspects.

“This is a major operation. Quite a number of riot suspects have been identified from video and photographic footage.

“One guy was arrested as he walked along Agnes Street while pushing his child in his pram. They took him away along with the child.”

Yesterday, detectives charged a man following the full scale loyalist riot in north Belfast last month.

The 31-year-old was been charged with riotous assembly, attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

The charges are in connection with disorder in Denmark St on September 2.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday, November 23.

More than 60 PSNI officers were injured during three consecutive nights of violence on streets close to Carlisle Circus.

To date, police investigating the riots have made 43 arrests.

They have charged 33 people, 12 of whom were under the age of 18.

Nine of those arrested have been released on police bail, and one person has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.


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  1. ken boyle says:

    wat about the republicans doi they not get arrested for illegal parades,protests,rioting,firing 17 shots in ardoyne,wat about all the murders on orangemen,loyalists from the ira over the years,why was members of sinn fein not arrested for the killings they done were is the justice for the protestants accross the province tat celebrate ther culture and try to protect themselves from coming under attack also the republicans do alot of crime and damages one rule for one and one for another were is the justice for innocent victims tat have lost loved ones

  2. Violet Clarke says:

    Surely its not legal to arrest a man with a baby in a pram. This is totally unacceptable, but then again it was in a protestant area and the PSNI have a habit of treating us like this.

    • Ally Hamilton says:

      Violet, I think they seen him as a very easy target. The next thing you know social services will be involved adding more stress to this mans family.

  3. Ally Hamilton says:

    Isn’t it amazing that they can arrest the Loyalists a few weeks after the riots but when it comes to the republicans it takes them months upon months.

  4. jamie says:

    i think its a disgrace that the psni have chosen to arrest people out with there children trick or treating the police could have picked any night to make arrests but they have to do it when they are out with there kids. the psni must be on a power trip or are they just treating these loyalists as second class citizens that have no rights

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