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Teen arrested for petrol bomb offence during nationalist parade disorder

The incident took place in September this year when forty seven PSNI officers were injured.

Riots in North Belfast in September.
Riots in North Belfast in September.
Image: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A 16-YEAR-OLD male in Belfast has been charged with riotous assembly, possession of a petrol bomb, throwing a petrol bomb, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage.

It is believed the charges are in connection with public disorder in the Denmark Street area of North Belfast on Sunday 2 September.

Police at the time said they dealt with significant public disorder in disturbances centred around a nationalise parade.

Police were attacked with fireworks, petrol bombs, masonry and lasers and forty seven officers were injured. A water cannon was deployed by police in the areas of Denmark Street and Antrim Road in response to the disorder.

The man is expected to appear before Belfast Youth Court on Monday 17 December.

To date there have been forty seven arrests in connection with public disorder in Denmark Street with fourteen of those under the age of 18.

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