Belfast Telegraph

Apprentice Boys' big day proves largely peaceful one

The Apprentice Boys of Derry celebrations have passed off largely peacefully.

It was estimated that more than 15,000 people watched the annual celebrations in the city on Saturday.

Police said there were just six arrests — five males and one female — across Northern Ireland for minor public order offences.

A PSNI spokesperson said there was also an attempted petrol bomb attack on a car parked in Fahan Street in Derry on Saturday afternoon.

A suspicious object found on the route at 7am was declared a hoax. Despite the isolated incidents, there appeared to be less tension than in previous years.

Apprentice Boys governor Jim Brownlee said much behind-the-scenes work had been done to prevent the trouble that used to plague the event.

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