Teenagers Arrested After Disorder In New Lodge

Two teenagers have been arrested following various incidents of anti-social behaviour in the New Lodge area of north Belfast.

Police have released a statement warning youths of their behaviour and assuring residents they are allocating extra resources to the north of the city.

A 17-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday 10 October and appeared in court on Thursday charged with criminal damage, according to Chief Inspector Kelly Moore.

A 14-year-old male was arrested on the morning of Friday 12 October and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
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"We have consistently warned young people about their behaviour. Getting involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour at best can result in a criminal record which can affect travel, education and employment opportunities in the future," Chief Inspector Kelly Moore said.

"At worst, someone could be seriously injured or killed.

"Time and time again we have asked parents and guardians to ensure they know where their young people are, what they are doing and who they are with. We really need parents and guardians to take responsibility for their young people," the statement said.

The local community are assured that the PSNI are continuing to deploy additional resources to north Belfast and will also have CCTV vehicles patrolling the area to record footage of incidents.

"The local community deserves better. Residents of north Belfast should not be subjected to these incidents of criminal and anti-social behaviour."

Anyone with information about anti-social behaviour in the New Lodge and surrounding areas is asked to contact police.


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