Boy, 13, among Belfast riot accused

A water cannon is used to put out a car on fire.

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with rioting in Belfast during disorder which broke out on Friday evening, amid ongoing tensions surrounding the issue of flags.

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The teenager was arrested in the Ligoniel area on Friday night, police confirmed.

He is due to appear before the city's Youth Court on 2 January.

A 15-year-old boy has also been charged with rioting and with criminal damage. He is due in court on Monday.

Three men are also facing charges related to the violence.

A 41-year-old has been charged with rioting, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted criminal damage. He was arrested in the Malone area on Friday night and is due in court on Monday.

A 34-year-old man charged with disorderly behaviour and obstructing police is set to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on 3 January.

And a 32-year-old accused of disorderly behaviour and resisting police is due in court on 4 January.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.