Northern Ireland

Ten arrests after violence in Broadway, west Belfast

Nine officers were injured during the disturbance
Image caption There was also violence in the Broadway area last month

Police have arrested 10 men following overnight rioting in the Broadway area of west Belfast.

Three officers suffered minor injuries during the disturbances. One of the arrested men has been released pending reports.

Meanwhile, there was trouble overnight in the Obins Street area of Portadown.

Police advised motorists to avoid several streets in the area due to public disorder. No arrests have been made so far.

The Broadway area was the scene of trouble at the end of June.

Twenty-one petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown at officers by a crowd of around 100 people on 26 June.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said it was encouraging that "the vast majority of areas across Northern Ireland passed off peacefully last night".

"Despite some localised pockets of disorder this was the quietest 11th night in policing terms that we have seen for a number of years," he said.

"Ten people were arrested last night in Belfast and we will continue to take a very robust approach to anyone engaging in violence, criminal activity or putting local communities at risk.

"The robust action shown last night will continue over the next few days."

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