Eighth arrest over Larne disorder

Published Friday, 11 April 2014
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A 34-year-old man arrested in connection with violent disorder in Larne almost a fortnight ago has been released unconditionally.

Eighth arrest over Larne disorder
The man was arrested in Ballymena on Friday. (© UTV)

He was detained in the Ballymena area on Friday morning under the Terrorism Act in connection with the events on Sunday 30 March.

The man, who is the eighth person to be arrested in connection with the trouble, was taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning but later released.

Crowds of up to 100 people were involved in disorder that started at around 8.40pm in the Knockdhu Park and Ferris Avenue areas of the Co Antrim town.

They smashed the homes of two families and also damaged cars. A man was taken to hospital after he was assaulted by the gang.

Police reported that they were also attacked at the scene and one officer required hospital treatment to a head injury. The PSNI blamed the attacks on the south east Antrim UDA.

© UTV News
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