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Petrol bombs thrown at police in second night of east Belfast youth violence

Two petrol bombs were thrown at police in east Belfast on Sunday in a second night of youth violence.

Police were responding to a report of bins being set alight at the junction of Castlereagh Street and Templemore Avenue at about 10.30pm when they were attacked in the Beersbridge Road area with petrol bombs and fireworks.

It followed a night of violence between Protestant and Catholic youths on Saturday.

No one was injured and a crowd of youths who had gathered in the area dispersed.

A 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged with attempted criminal damage, to appear at Belfast Youth Court on September 19.

Inspector King said: "Police officers are committed to keeping people safe and a small minority of individuals showed a complete disregard for their area and the community who live there, by attacking police last night.

"Thankfully no one was injured and despite this incident, police will continue to provide the dedicated service to the local community."

Witnesses are asked to call Musgrave station on 101.

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