Northern Ireland

PSNI say 33 arrests made in south and east Belfast on St Patrick's Day

Police made 33 arrests in south and east Belfast on St Patrick's Day and the early hours of Wednesday.

They said the arrests were in connection with offences including possession of drugs, robbery, burglary, assault and criminal damage.

Police said "upwards of 15,000 people" had "enjoyed the family atmosphere" in the city.

It said "a small number of individuals" chose to engage in anti-social and criminal behaviour.

"This could lead to them to receiving a fine and a criminal record," the PSNI added.