14 May 2006

Five hurt in mob violence


14/05/2006 - 12:31:55

A taxi driver and two police officers were amongst five people injured when youths went on the rampage in North Belfast today.

Breeze blocks and bricks were thrown at their cars, smashing windows, during the attack on the Shore Road at around 3am.

One man, aged 29, was arrested for riotous behaviour, said police.

Police were called to the area after being told that stone throwers were damaging vehicles. It is understood that a crowd of men in their 20s were involved.

The taxi driver, two passengers, and the officers were all taken to hospital with minor cuts and facial injuries.

Police condemned the attack with a spokesman saying: “It’s lucky that no one was more seriously injured during the incident. We would appeal for calm within the area.”

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