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Police get brooms for clear-up after east Belfast rampaging youths

Published 17/05/2016

Police clear up the debris from the incident.
Police clear up the debris from the incident.

East Belfast police leapt into action - their words - to clear up after youths dragged items onto a road to set fire to them.

The Beersbridge Road was closed for a time on Tuesday, causing disruption to the morning rush, after it was left impassable by the trouble.

Bonfire material was dragged into the street and set alight with both police and the Fire Service attending the scene just after midnight.

Officers from the local policing team at Strandtown station borrowed some brushes and got stuck in to help clear the road.

Posting on Facebook, one officer said: "We would obviously rather not have to be doing this and would ask parents to be aware of where their kids are in the evenings and what they are getting up to.

"Incidents like this ultimately affect local people most."

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