Northern Ireland

Boy, 12, charged with rioting in Ardoyne

Flames engulf the head of a police officer after petrol bombs are thrown in the Ardoyne area.
Image caption Flames engulf the head of a police officer after petrol bombs are thrown in the Ardoyne area.

A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with violence in the Ardoyne area of Belfast on 12 July.

He was charged with riotous assembly, throwing petrol bombs and possession of petrol bombs.

The boy is due to appear before Belfast Youth Court on Monday.

The trouble in north Belfast broke out after an Orange parade passed the Ardoyne shops. A crowd of about 200 people threw petrol bombs and other missiles at police.

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