15 police officers injured in Belfast riots

The amount of police officers injured in loyalist riots last night in Belfast has been updated to 15.

After city councillors voted 29 to 21 in favour of changing their policy on the Union Flag, there were scenes of violence outside Belfast Town Hall in which 18 people were injured.

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NI police car petrol-bombed

A police car with an officer inside was petrol-bombed outside the Belfast office of an Alliance MP in an attack by around 15 masked people. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers will make an urgent statement to the Commons this afternoon.