Northern Ireland

Man held over Larne violence released without charge

A house that was damaged in Knockdhu Park in Larne
Image caption A crowd of 100 loyalists took part in what the police described as a "rampage" in Larne

A 48-year-old man arrested in Larne by detectives investigating paramilitary disorder in the town on 30 March has been released without charge.

It was the seventh arrest over the trouble in the County Antrim town.

During the violence, a crowd of up to 100 people, many of them masked, attacked police, residents and homes. Police have blamed a faction of the loyalist UDA.

The man was arrested in Carrickfergus on Thursday, but was later released.

One man was seriously injured and a police officer suffered an eye wound during the violence.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with rioting, attempted intimidation and criminal damage.

Four other men have been released unconditionally and a 22-year-old woman has been freed pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

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