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.

(MB)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 January 2020
Man Shot In West Belfast
A man has been hospitalised following a shooting in west Belfast. The attack happened in the Burnaby Walk area at around 5.55pm on Monday afternoon, 13 January. The victim is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds to his knee and foot. Police have launched an appeal for information.
08 January 2013
PSNI Confirms Flag Violence Arrests
The PSNI has confirmed a total of eight arrests were made as a result of disorder over the Belfast City Hall union flag issue. Three police officers were injured when missiles ranging from petrol bombs, paint bombs, fireworks and heavy masonry were thrown by loyalist protesters. PSNI vehicles were attacked with hatchets and sledge hammers.
16 January 2020
L'Derry Assault Victim Urged To Come Forward
Police have appealed for a man who was set upon by a group of youths in L'Derry to come forward. The victim is urged to make himself known to police after he was assaulted in the Peace Gardens convenient to the city's Foyle Street. The incident occurred at around 9pm on Tuesday evening, 14 January.
20 August 2008
Petrol Bomb Attacks Target Fountain - Again
A fourth petrol bomb attack on a Londonderry interface has further heightened tensions in the area. The mainly Protestant Fountain estate in central Derry has seen several attacks which have this week led to warnings from both nationalist and unionist politicians that someone could be killed in a confrontation.
03 July 2015
Police Vehicle Attacked In East Belfast
A police vehicle has been attacked with petrol bombs in east Belfast on Thursday night. The incident happened in St Patrick's Walk at around 8pm. Three petrol bombs were thrown at the vehicle, however there were no reports of any injuries or damage. Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.