Belfast Telegraph

Police step up officer attack probe

Police have expanded their hunt for a man they want to speak to after a piece of masonry was dropped on the head of a policewoman.

The officer was fortunate to escape serious injury in the attack in Ardoyne on July 12 and the Police Service of Northern Ireland have now released an image of the man involved.

The PSNI came under attack from missiles and explosives during some of the worst violence for years after an Orange Order parade. More than 80 police were injured during three nights of unrest in the republican North Belfast neighbourhood.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Little said: "The behaviour of those responsible can only be described as reckless and dangerous, and it is in everybody's interest that they are brought before the courts.

"The public response to our media appeals has been outstanding so far and I am seeking their help again to identify this individual."

Earlier appeals for information using images of people they wanted to question led to several suspects handing themselves in to police.

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