Fireworks thrown at Belfast police

Police officers in Belfast were pelted with fireworks and bricks in the Carlisle Circus area in the north of the city tonight.

Terry Spence, chairman of the Northern Ireland Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, said: "Their bravery and courage is in stark contrast to that of the cowardly thugs responsible for trying to murder them."

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Third night of Belfast clashes

Police have come under attack in a third night of disturbances in Belfast. Fifteen police officers were hurt last night.