MAN TO FACE COURT OVER ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEEN GIRL IN NORTH BELFAST

Laganside Court houseA 61-year-old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The charges were brought after a car he was driving hurtled into pedestrians during violence in north Belfast.

A 16-year-old girl, Phoebe Clawson, and a woman were struck by a car as trouble flared in the city on Monday night.

The teenager was trapped under the car on the Crumlin Road and is in a stable condition in hospital.

Quick thinking police officers from an armed response unit rushed to her aid.

And with the help of local residents managed to roll the car on its side so Phoebe could be freed and treated at the scene by paramedics.

Police said the man was due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning, Wednesday, July 15 for a first remand appearance.

Unless bail is applied for, he will be remanded in custody for 28 days.

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