Officer injured after fresh trouble following un-notified parade

A PSNI officer was injured after being struck by masonry on Saturday following fresh disorder in Co Tyrone.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 1:54 pm
PSNI officer

Petrol bombs were also thrown, police say, after violence erupted on Saturday night following an un-notified parade in Moygashel.

PSNI Chief Inspector Tim Flanigan said: “Police were in attendance at an un-notified parade at Moygashel on Saturday 24th April.

“Organisers of parades are required to give formal notification of their intentions and consequently when the parade formed at around 8pm, officers administered warnings to participants and put an evidence-gathering operation in place.”

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He continued: “A short time later a burning barricade was set up on the main road and officers were attacked with various missiles including a number of petrol bombs, with one officer injured after being struck by masonry. The disorder continued until around 11pm when the crowd finally dispersed and the area was declared calm.

“We will now review all the evidence gathered to identify those responsible for the disorder and any other offences which may have been committed.”