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Two charged over north Belfast rioting

Published 18/08/2015

The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Two men have been charged with rioting in relation to violence which broke out in north Belfast last month.

Trouble flared after an Orange parade was blocked from marching past the Ardoyne shop fronts as part of the annual Twelfth celebrations on Monday, July 13.

Several police officers were injured and one inspector at the scene had part of his ear partially severed off during the violence.

The Parades Commission has prevented a return parade along the contentious strip of road since 2013.

On Monday, two men aged 24 and 21 were arrested following searches in the Belfast area.

They were subsequently charged on Tuesday and are to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court.

The 24-year-old man is due to appear in court on Thursday morning while the 21-year-old is due to appear on Monday, September 14.

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