18/12/2003

Eight police officers injured in disturbances

Eight police officers have been injured and three people arrested following disturbances in north Belfast on Friday morning.

Police said that up to 20 people had been involved in an attack on officers called to the Cavehill Road area at about 2am.

The incident occurred as officers responded to a call of disturbances in the area. When they arrived they were attacked by the crowd who proceeded to break windows, damage cars and overturn bins.

A spokesman for the Police Ombudsman's office confirmed that the incident was being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

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