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Crate of petrol bombs seized from group of more than 20 youths

“What might seem like fooling about can often result in a criminal record.”

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Image: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

POLICE IN BELFAST have seized a crate of petrol bombs from a group of between 20 and 30 youths.

This happened yesterday evening in the Bog Meadows area of the city and saw 11 petrol bombs seized in total.

The PSNI had received reports of the group, most of whom were dressed in dark clothing, travelling towards St James Park in the west of the city.

The gang of males were then seen walking along an alleyway in the area. The group fled once the police arrived at the scene, leaving the petrol bombs behind them.

Speaking about the incident, Inspector Alan Swann, said, “I would like to thank the local community for the information which led to the seizure.

“I would also urge parents to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing and to talk to them about the danger of getting caught up in the moment and the possible outcomes they could face if they are found committing any offence.

What might seem like fooling about can often result in a criminal record which can affect travel, education and employment opportunities in the future. It is really important that young people understand this.

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