06 March 2006

Police fire shots during rioting


Trouble started after a police station was attacked

Police officers have fired two warning shots during trouble in north Belfast.

The trouble flared at about 0100 GMT on Monday when four men got out of a car and threw bottles and other missiles at Tennant Street PSNI station.

Police chased them into Montreal Street where a female officer was grabbed and hit in the face with a bottle.

About 30 people leaving a club attacked officers with bricks, bottles and other missiles. Four officers were injured. The Police Ombudsman is investigating.

Police fired two shots during the violence to try and disperse the crowd. One man was arrested.

Afterwards a van was set on fire at nearby Cambria Street.

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