Northern Ireland

Boy charged with north Belfast police officer attack

Twaddell Avenuue
Image caption The incident happened in the Crumlin Road area of north Belfast

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a number of offences after a police officer was attacked with a knife in north Belfast.

The officer suffered injuries to his face in the incident that happened on the Crumlin Road on 1 January.

Shortly before it, a fight had broken out between a teenager and members of the public at Twaddell Avenue.

The youth is accused of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

Further charges he faces include criminal damage, a provocative act and resisting police.

He is due to appear at Belfast Youth Court on Wednesday.