Three charged with Belfast disorder

Three charged with Belfast disorder

Three people have been charged with offences in relation to disorder which broke out in Belfast on Easter Monday.

Police officers dealt with pockets of sporadic violence in the south and east of the city.The trouble broke out in Castlereagh Street, Ormeau Park and at Central Train Station, police said.In one instance a man and woman were reportedly bitten by a police dog in the grounds of the station during the disorder.A 43-year-old man has been charged with disorderly behaviour, resisting police and behaviour likely to cause a breach of the peace in connection with events at Castlereagh Street.Two other males, aged 17 and 20, have both been charged with disorderly behaviour and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with disorder in Ormeau Park.All three are expected to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court on 19 May.As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.Meanwhile, a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female arrested in connection with the same incident at Ormeau Park have been released pending a report to the PPS.Another 17-year-old male has been released on bail pending further enquiries and two other 17-year-olds remain in custody.


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