Belfast Telegraph

Man bailed over Twaddell Avenue camp attack still in custody

By Alan Erwin

A man accused of tearing down flags and banners at a loyalist protest camp could face a reprisal attack if allowed back into the area, the High Court has heard.

Even though Sean Hyland was previously granted bail he remains in custody amid fears for the safety of both himself and the public.

His bid to be released is on hold because no address can be found outside Ardoyne, north Belfast.

Hyland (21) of Cranbrook Court, was arrested with another man and woman after an incident at nearby Twaddell Avenue camp last Tuesday.

Loyalists have been protesting at the site since an Orange Order parade was restricted last July.

His bail was initially opposed on the basis that tensions are high.

Last week a District Judge ruled Hyland could be freed once an address outside Ardoyne is approved by police. Mr Justice Stephens adjourned the application to vary terms. He held that insufficient inquiries had been made about finding a suitable address.

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