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Englishmen to stand trial accused of joining in with Belfast rioters

Two Englishmen are to stand trial accused of joining in with rioters in Belfast, a judge ruled today.

Luke Ridley and Jake Watkiss, both aged 24, are alleged to have taken part in street disorder which erupted in the city in July.

The pair, originally from the Midlands but each with an address at Ross House, Mount Vernon Road, Belfast, are charged with riotous assembly.

During preliminary enquiry proceedings at the city's Magistrates' Court today prosecutors submitted both men have cases to answer.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted an application for them to be returned for trial at the Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

The two accused were released on continuing bail until that hearing gets underway.

Watkiss was given permission to travel to England later this month to attend his sister's university graduation.

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