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East Belfast youth violence: House windows smashed and police vehicle attacked

Three east Belfast homes had their windows smashed on Monday night as sporadic youth violence continued in the city.

The houses on the Albertbridge Road were attacked at about 9.40pm - half an hour before a police vehicle was also damaged, in Lord Street.

Chief Inspector David Moore reiterated an appeal to parents to "ensure that they know the whereabouts of their children", while police investigate the reports of criminal damage.

East Belfast MP Naomi Long said those behind the attacks are doing nothing but “torturing” residents.

“The pressure which this is placing on residents is completely intolerable,” she said.

“Night after night they have to live with violence, or with the fear of violence. Their homes are damaged and their peace disturbed. The trouble we have seen does nothing but disrupt people’s lives, cause difficulties for businesses and prevent further investment in East Belfast by perpetuating a negative view to the outside world."

Witnesses should contact Musgrave station on the non-emergency number, 101.

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