Six charged in Eleventh Night trouble

Published Saturday, 12 July 2014
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Six men have been charged with offences linked to public disturbances in north and west Belfast on the Eleventh Night.

Six charged in Eleventh Night trouble
Police said the night had been largely peaceful. (© UTV)

Police said they dealt with a "small number" of incidents in parts of the city on Friday evening.

A man aged 22 was charged with riot, criminal damage and attempted criminal damage following a disturbance in the Lanark Way area of west Belfast. He is due in court on Belfast on Monday.

Another man aged 22, who was arrested in Lanark Way, was released pending report to the PPS.

There was also trouble in the Springfield Road area. A 28-year-old has been charged with riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage and an 18-year-old with of riot and assault on police.

Both are due in court on 8 August, while another man aged 17 has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

In north Belfast, a man aged 34 who was arrested in connection with a disturbance in the Oldpark Road area has been charged with riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage.

He is due in court on 8 August.

A 33-year-old man is charged with riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage in relation to Oldpark to appear in court on Monday, while another man aged 26 is charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of a class B controlled drug, and will appear in court on 8 August.

And police have now also charged a 33-year-old on suspicion of attempted criminal damage in connection with the Oldpark Road disturbances.

Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said the Eleventh Night had nevertheless passed off without "major incident" and commended the work which had been carried out on all sides.

"I am pleased that last night was one of the most peaceful in recent years and am encouraged by the responsible behaviour of the vast majority of people involved," he said.

"I appreciate the efforts of all those involved in ensuring this was the case and I would continue to encourage everyone to work together to ensure that today passes off peacefully and that local communities are not disrupted with the violence witnessed in previous years."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Liam in Tyrone wrote (200 days ago):
Take religion out of politics. The hard working people from both sides can do it so why cant everybody else?
george in Belfast wrote (200 days ago):
folks we have a choice before us do we want too be a FAITH based country which is ( A firm belief in something for which there is no proof )or a reason logical evidence based country and put all this hate filled tradations behind us the world is laughing at are childish ways.
Bobby J in Belfast wrote (200 days ago):
The PSNI, they are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Joe in Carrickfergus wrote (200 days ago):
Seems like 'Law and Order' is given a new definition around this time of the year, amazing what the police turn a blind eye to
Coleraine in Coleraine wrote (200 days ago):
Bloody people need to grow up in Belfast
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