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Bottles and paint seized in Belfast riots area

By Nevin Farrell

Police in east Belfast have seized hundreds of bottles and six tins of paint being linked to ongoing trouble in the area.

PSNI chief inspector David Moore, Area Commander for east Belfast, said: "Over the weekend officers in east Belfast seized over 350 glass bottles and six tins of paint.

"A 16-year-old youth was also arrested in the Mountforde Court area and was subsequently charged with criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.

"A dedicated team is trawling CCTV footage from the various nights of disorder and where identifications are made, these will be followed by arrests.

"I am pleased to say was relatively calm over the weekend. Additional police were in the area - but obviously this is at a cost to other areas of policing."

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