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Police hail 'most peaceful Twelfth' in years

'Lovely sunny day, turned out lovely day for thousands '

Police have said this year's Twelfth was the "most peaceful" for some years.

They are, however, investigating events surrounding bonfires.

Commenting on today’s events, Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said: “I am pleased that what was a lovely sunny day also turned out to be a lovely day for the thousands who attended the various demonstrations across the country.

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“We have dealt with a number of minor incidents throughout the day and have made a small number of arrests but these were very much in the margins of what has been widely described as the most peaceful Twelfth of July for some years and a model for years to come.

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“It has been a busy day for police officers who were out and about keeping people safe and I would like to place on record my appreciation of the work they have done and acknowledge the hard work of our partners and those within local communities who have contributed to making this a day people were able to enjoy.”

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