Pensioner acquitted of assaulting officer at Twaddell protest camp

Loyalist protesters at Twaddell Avenue in north Belfast. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Loyalist protesters at Twaddell Avenue in north Belfast. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

A pensioner has been acquitted of assaulting a policewoman by throwing a cup of tea over her close to a loyalist protest camp.

But Agnes Redford was convicted of disorderly behaviour during the same incident in north Belfast last December.

The 63-year-old, who helps serve refreshments for Orangemen campaigning to complete a contentious parade past the Ardoyne district, received a 12-month conditional discharge.

 

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