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Two arrests after another night of disturbances in Belfast's Holyland

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Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Two men were arrested after police attended another night of disturbances in Belfast's Holyland area on Friday.

It comes after local residents expressed concern that house parties and gatherings in the area were getting out of control as the coronavirus lockdown eases.

Groups of young people again gathered in the area on Friday night.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed they "responded to several reports of house parties which had spilled onto the street in the Holyland overnight".

"Any gatherings were quickly dispersed and non-residents were advised to leave the area," the spokesperson said.

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Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police dogs were deployed in the Holy Lands area of Belfast following a second night of parties in the area on June 27th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A 20-year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour in the Agincourt Avenue area at around 1.45am.

He was subsequently released and police said a file will be prepared for the PPS.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with disorderly conduct and is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates court on July 24.

He was arrested in Collingwood Avenue in south Belfast at around 12.35am on Saturday morning by a police patrol.

As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

Belfast Telegraph