28/06/2005

Police attacked with petrol bombs and paint

Police officers have come under attack with petrol bombs and paint in north Belfast on Monday.

Up to 100 people confronted officers as they attempted to make arrests after two devices were thrown at police in Henry Street near Carlisle Circus at about 7.30pm.

A short time later a petrol bomb was thrown at a Land Rover as police searched a playground at Victoria Parade near North Queen Street. Two petrol bombs and paint were recovered however no arrests were made.

Elsewhere, a man has been shot in the leg in Co Down overnight.

The 20-year-old was found in Ardgeehan Gardens, in Bangor, shortly after 10pm on Monday.

He had been shot once in the leg.

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