MAN TO FACE COURT OVER TWELFTH RIOTING IN NORTH BELFAST

Loyalists attack PSNI landrovers which blocked their return route home

Loyalists attack PSNI landrovers which blocked their return route home

A MAN has been charged by detectives investigating the violence which flared in north Belfast on the Twelfth of July evening.

The 29-year-old is accused of riotous assembly and attempted criminal damage.

He will appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little, who is leading the investigation into the disorder, said: “This is the first of a series of arrests.

“I would appeal to anyone who has information or who recognises any individuals involved in the disorder to contact detectives at Antrim Road.”

Meanwhile, two teenagers aged 17 have been arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour in east Belfast, where trouble flared in the Lower Newtownards Road area on Friday.

Police said over 20 people were arrested across Northern Ireland on the Twelfth, including a 10-year-old boy who was detained in Londonderry on suspicion of riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage, along with an 11-year-old and two boys aged 12.

The four boys have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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