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Police dog bites two people during Belfast train station incident

The PSNI made a number of arrests over disorder in two parts of Belfast and at its Central Train Station.
Apr 22nd 2014, 7:44 AM 11,379 15

TWO PEOPLE WERE bitten by a police dog during an incident in Belfast yesterday.

The pair – a man and a woman – were reportedly bitten by the police dog during disturbances within Central Station, the PSNI said today. The matter will be reported to the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

The incident was one of a number of public order incidents in south and east Belfast that the PSNI dealt with yesterday.

They said that disorder occurred in Castlereagh Street, Ormeau Park and Central Train Station and a number of arrests were made.

A man in his 40s was arrested in the Castlereagh Street area.

Meanwhile, six males in were arrested in the Ormeau Park area on suspicion of a number of public order-related offences.

The Belfast Telegraph said that there was anti-social behaviour carried out by some train passengers at Central Station yesterday. One train service on the Belfast to Larne line was cancelled due to disruptive passengers.

Police said that a large crowd had gathered in Central Station. Police officers remained at the scene for some time after the crowd had left, in order to monitor the situation.

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