MAN ARRESTED OVER VIOLENCE IN EAST BELFAST

Det Sup Sean Wright warned last week of more arrests over Union flag protests

Det Supt Sean Wright warned last week of more arrests over Union flag protests

DETECTIVES investigating serious public disorder in east Belfast earlier this month have arrested a 20-year-old man.

He is being questioned by officers from Operation Dulcet which is investigating rioting and public disorder over the past nine weeks.

The investigation is being headed up by Detective Supt Sean Wright who has a team of 70 officers under his command.

The suspect is being quizzed about violence on the Albertbridge Road on Saturday, 12 January.

Loyalists and nationalists clashed in the area after a union flag protest in the city centre.

It happened as loyalists returned from a demonstration at city hall, against the council’s decision to limit the number of days the union flag is flown.

Nationalists from the Short Strand first attacked first marchers before hand to hand fighting.

Police intervened to keep the two sides apart before rioting erupted on the Albertbridge Road.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man was charged on Monday night by detectives vestigating disorder linked to ongoing flag protests.

The suspect was being held in Musgrave Street PSNI station.

On Monday night, he was charged with three counts of driving without insurance and two counts of obstructing the road.

A car was also seized by police.

 

 

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One Response to MAN ARRESTED OVER VIOLENCE IN EAST BELFAST

  1. bill says:

    the man who was arrested on saturday night in newtownabbey was granted bail on monday, he must go and live in scotland as part of his bail conditions until futher notice, so they entern pul,s now theyre exciling them as another young man the previous week had to go to england

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