Boy, 16, arrested in flags investigation

Published Saturday, 23 February 2013
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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in north Belfast as part of investigations into the ongoing flag protests.

Boy, 16, arrested in flags investigation
Protests have been held since Belfast stopped flying the Union flag all year. (© Pacemaker)

He was detained in the Peters Hill area of the city on Saturday afternoon on suspicion of taking part in an unlawful public procession, and for breach of bail.

The arrest was made by officers from the Operation Dulcet inquiry team, which is looking at offences linked to the ongoing flag protests in Northern Ireland.

The teenager is currently in custody assisting police with their inquiries.

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11 Comments
Rab in Belfast wrote (545 days ago):
In general the police force in this country make things hard for themselves they shy away from big arrests and lift the kids my dads generation had no time for them mine didn,t and my kids won't as they never learn,there has also been plenty of people attacking parades to which I hear of no arrests bag got you puzzle me and I can see why there's no trusts in your policing this will be another summer of people bowing down to terror in our 'peace' process.
Boomer in Tyrone wrote (545 days ago):
Lee in belfast could you do sone of utv,s reporting because they seemed to have missed the bombing an shooting thats happening everyday. The only bombing is biggots like you blowing things out of proportion.
realistic in planet earth wrote (545 days ago):
why the out cry? or do 16yr olds now get let off with breaking the law? when did that change? big enough to do the crime, then be big enough to do the time, simples! :) (and that goes for both 'sides')
me in tyrone wrote (545 days ago):
ONCE AGAIN UTV refuse to publish a comment as it is anti-psni/establishment!!
Stuart in Lisburn wrote (545 days ago):
Hope Thers plenty of on going investigation after arydone this year !!!
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