Call to Bolster Police Ranks Amid Riots in Northern Ireland

A total of 44 police officers were injured and more…

A total of 44 police officers were injured and more than 49 people aged between 15 and 52 arrested during the disturbances which flared after Protestant Orangemen were prevented from walking along a 300m stretch of road which passes a nationalist area of north Belfast on Friday night.

Hundreds more police officers are to be drafted in to the North from forces across the UK after three nights of rioting linked to a parades dispute.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said the mutual aid officers from England, Scotland and Wales will be used to bolster numbers at flashpoint areas in north and east Belfast which have seen the worst of the violence.

Read more at IrishExaminer.com.

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