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Teenager who sparked 'Up the Ra' fight is fined £100

By Alan Erwin

Published 25/11/2015

Judge hitting gavel
Judge hitting gavel

A cyclist who sparked fighting among 50 youths near a Belfast train station has been fined and sentenced to community service.

Stephen Manning caused the unrest after shouting "Up the Ra" at police who stopped him for riding his bike into oncoming traffic at the Albert Bridge on May 9.

The 18-year-old, of Orchard Mews in Belfast, then started a fight on nearby East Bridge Street, close to Central Station, by striking another male.

Manning pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly behaviour and careless cycling.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall sentenced Manning to 175 hours of community service and fined him £100 for careless cycling.

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