Belfast Telegraph

Loyalist riots in Rathcoole cost £80k

The police operation to deal with rioting in Newtownabbey in October cost nearly £80,000.

Two nights of disturbance in the Rathcoole estate saw cars and buses burnt out and police attacked.

The BBC has reported that the total cost of policing the trouble on October 25 and 26 was £78,910.

Violence kicked off following police raids in the estate as part of investigations into UVF activity.

On the first night a bus driver suffered a broken nose during a hijacking.

Translink temporarily suspended services to the area, following bus damage totalling £400,000 for the company.

Belfast Telegraph

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