Ardoyne 'prominent rioter' refused bail


A 20-year-old charged in connection with Twelfth of July rioting in Ardoyne has been remanded in custody.

Emmet Doherty, of Jamaica Street, was accused of throwing a petrol bomb at riot police, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and hijacking.

A constable told Belfast Magistrates Court he was "one of the most active and prominent participants".

He said police believed that with numerous parades still to be held, there was a risk of further offending.

Mr Doherty's solicitor said he had an alternative address in Enniskillen, where he had begun work as a glazer at the hospital, which would take him away from north Belfast and contentious parade routes.

Refusing the bail application, District Judge Bernadette Kelly said: "I'm sure the good people of Enniskillen would be just thrilled to know that they had Mr Doherty amongst their midst."

He was remanded in custody until 3 September.