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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.

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Three 13-year-olds among Belfast rioters charged

Three 13-year-old boys were among several youths charged for taking part in loyalist riots in Belfast.

The teens were arrested during disturbances on Friday and Saturday against new restrictions on flying the Union flag.

Eight people were arrested and one police officer was injured and later released from hospital.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said that while a protest at City Hall yesterday passed off largely without incident, youths were involved in pockets of trouble in east Belfast and in Newtownabbey.

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