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Teen driver to face charges after incident in Belfast's Ardoyne area

By Staff Reporter

A teenager has been charged with a number of driving offences in north Belfast, alleged to have happened as a police vehicle came under petrol bomb attack.

The 19 year-old man has been charged with offences including dangerous driving and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday, May 11. As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS), police said.

At around 1am on Sunday, police officers responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the Ardoyne Avenue area came under attack from a crowd of stone-throwers.

Their vehicle was then struck by a petrol bomb close to Rosapenna Street.

None of the officers were injured.

A 19-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of driving offences.

Inspector Tommy Fairfield said at the time: "It is unacceptable that police officers simply trying to do their job should be attacked."

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