15/09/2021

Five Arrested And Alcohol Seized In Holylands Disturbances

Additional police resources are to be deployed in the Holyland's area of south Belfast following two nights of disturbances.

Police have arrested five people and seized more than 2,500 bottles and cans of alcohol as large crowds of young people gathered in the streets on Sunday and Monday nights.

The arrests include disorderly behaviour and burglary.

According to reports, a penalty notice for disorderly behaviour and ten community resolution notices have also been issued.
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The Holylands has a high concentration of students and there has been issues with anti-social behaviour for a number of years.

Police have said that in the recent disturbances, young people had travelled into the area from across the city.

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