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exclusive The bonfire dossier: 14 pyres identified for dismantling ... but cops objected

PSNI came out against demolition of 14 contentious blazes over potential for violence, leaked papers show

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The Corcrain bonfire in Portadown was lit just before midnigt

The Corcrain bonfire in Portadown was lit just before midnigt

The Corcrain bonfire is carefully watched by a fire crew in Portadown on Saturday night

The Corcrain bonfire is carefully watched by a fire crew in Portadown on Saturday night

Dean McCullough pictured at the Tigers Bay bonfire in North Belfast.

Dean McCullough pictured at the Tigers Bay bonfire in North Belfast.

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Ireland and EU flags and anti-Sinn Fein banner placed on an Eleventh night bonfire on waste ground close to Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus.

Ireland and EU flags and anti-Sinn Fein banner placed on an Eleventh night bonfire on waste ground close to Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus.

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The bonfire on Limavady's Greystone Road was set alight overnight on Saturday

The bonfire on Limavady's Greystone Road was set alight overnight on Saturday

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The Corcrain bonfire in Portadown was lit just before midnigt

Leaked security documents identified 14 bonfires as being contentious and recommended that they should be dismantled.

But senior cops advised against attempting to pull them down because of the potential for violent repercussions.


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