Man to stand trial accused of rioting in Belfast
A Belfast man is to stand trial accused of involvement in rioting in the city, a judge ordered today.
Jonathan Carmichael is charged in connection with street disorder that broke out on July 13 last year.
The 20-year-old, of Black Mountain Grove, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court to face a count of riotous assembly.
During a preliminary enquiry hearing his lawyer did not oppose prosecution submissions that he has a case to answer.
Carmichael declined to give evidence or call witnesses at this stage in proceedings.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall then granted a prosecution application to have him returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court.
She released the accused on continuing bail to attend for arraignment on a date to be fixed.