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Petrol bomb charges: pair to face trial

By Alan Erwin

Published 25/05/2016

Two men are to stand trial accused of transporting a crate of petrol bombs to be used at a riot in north Belfast, a judge has ruled.
Two men are to stand trial accused of transporting a crate of petrol bombs to be used at a riot in north Belfast, a judge has ruled.

Two men are to stand trial accused of transporting a crate of petrol bombs to be used at a riot in north Belfast, a judge has ruled.

David Campbell (22) and Brian Millar (24) face charges connected to attacks on police following a republican anti-internment parade last August.

Nine officers were injured as violence flared after the march had been stopped for breaching a Parades Commission determination over its timing.

Bricks, missiles and petrol bombs were fired at police lines during the disorder close to the Oldpark Road and Rosapenna Street.

Millar, of Damascus Street in Belfast, and Campbell, with an address at Demesne Crescent in Downpatrick, are jointly charged with aiding and abetting the throwing of petrol bombs and possessing the devices in suspicious circumstances.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted continuing bail to have them returned for Crown Court trial on a date to be fixed.

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