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Two arrested over attacks on PSNI officers in Ardoyne

The men have been arrested by police investigating the attempted murder of officers during the Twelfth Night incidents.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Updated, 20:05

PSNI OFFICIALS investigating what they describe as the ‘attempted murder’ of police officers in the Ardoyne area during last week’s Twelfth of July disturbances have today arrested two men.

The men, who were arrested separately, are aged 45 and 28. Both were arrested in the North Belfast area this afternoon.

Each is being held for questioning at the Antrim Serious Crime Suite.

Nine PSNI officers were injured in the Twelfth Night disturbances, the majority of them in the traditionally nationalist Ardoyne area where rioters threw petrol bombs and other missiles at police lines.

Riot officers responded with plastic bullets and water cannons.

Previously: Four men charged over 12 July violence in Belfast

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