Belfast Telegraph

Two are charged over riots on Twelfth

Two Belfast men have appeared in court charged in connection with rioting in north Belfast over the Twelfth.

Twenty-three-year-old Christopher McDonald, from Wyndham Street, was charged with riotous assembly in the Ardoyne area, the scene of disturbances after an Orange Order parade had passed by and 20 police officers were hurt during the clashes.

A police officer told Belfast Magistrates Court that McDonald had thrown a stone at police officers and shone a laser pen at PSNI lines.

He also said that during the disturbances McDonald returned home and changed his clothes and also tried to conceal his identity by putting a scarf across his face.

He objected to bail saying police believed there was a danger of the accused committing other offences. He was remanded in custody.

Neil Montgomery (20), from Elimgrove Street, was charged with riotous assembly in the Oldpark area on the Twelfth.

He too was remanded in custody.

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