Northern Ireland

Londonderry: Boy, 12, charged with riotous behaviour

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A 12-year-old boy has been charged with riotous behaviour and possessing an article with intent to damage property.

It follows disorder in Londonderry on Thursday night, during which police officers were attacked with petrol bombs near a polling station.

They were attending a report of a suspicious device in the Galliagh area, close to St Paul's Primary School.

It was later declared an elaborate hoax.

Two 16-year-old boys, who were also arrested, have been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

The young boy is due to appear in court on Tuesday 18 June.

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