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Belfast officers injured after youths hurl bottles

Published 15/07/2015

Police form as line as protesters gather ahead of a parade on Woodvale Road in north Belfast
Police form as line as protesters gather ahead of a parade on Woodvale Road in north Belfast

Petrol bombs and masonry have been thrown at police in Belfast overnight.

Two officers were injured and a girl aged 16 was arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour during a second night of disturbances in the Woodvale Road area.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: "From just before 12.50am, four or five petrol bombs were thrown by youths at police in the area. None made contact.

However, masonry was also thrown and two police officers were injured by bottles at approximately 1.30am.

"Earlier in the evening, masonry was thrown in the area and a young male was taken home and cautioned when he was discovered with a pocket full of bottles."

Inspector Michael White said police remained in the area while calm was restored.

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