Published Tuesday, 04 September 2012
An injured police officer is tended to by a colleague at Carlisle Circus. (© Pacemaker)
The teenager, who can't be named because of his age, is accused of involvement in the disorder at Carlisle Circus on Sunday.
He was refused bail during an appearance at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, after the court was told that the ongoing violence is putting the lives of both police and the public at risk.
The boy has been charged with riotous assembly, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault on police and resisting arrest.
Trouble first flared on Sunday, in the wake of a republican parade in the area and an opposing protest by loyalists, and continued on Monday night.
Missiles including bricks, fireworks and petrol bombs have been thrown at police during the two nights of rioting and more than 60 officers have been injured.
"This young man ventured from his home down to this area and participated in this violence," a constable claimed, while opposing the bail application.
Objections to bail were made in part because of a lack of a suitable address for the teenager away from the scene of the disorder.
His defence lawyer told the court that her client suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mental health problems, adding that his mother was the person capable of caring for him.
But District Judge Fiona Bagnall rejected claims that suitable bail conditions could be imposed.
"His address is keeping him within an area of temptation," she said.
The teenager was remanded in custody to appear before Belfast Youth Court via video link on 26 September.