Seven due in court on rioting charges after Sandy Row disturbances

Three men aged 25, 21 and 18 and a 19-year-old female will face rioting charges in relation to disorder at Sandy Row on Friday night.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 9:47 am
Loyalists take part in a protest at Shaftsbury Square near Sandy Row in south Belfast as the PSNI moved in to disperse the crowd. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

All four are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday, April 30.

Three teenage boys aged 17, 14 and 13 have also been charged with riot.

All three are due to appear at Belfast Youth Court on the same day.

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PSNI officers in riot gear push protestors back into the Sandy Row area of south Belfast on Friday evening as they took to the streets to protest about the PPS decision not to prosecute anyone involved in the Bobby Storey funeral last June. Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Police said that a 19-year-old man also arrested following the disorder at Sandy Row has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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