'10 to 12' petrol bombs thrown at police north of Belfast

Approximately 10 to 12 petrol bombs were thrown at police in Newtownabbey during loyalist disturbances this evening, and a further 19 seized by officers and taken for forensic examination.

"Police came under attack from crowds throwing stones, bottles and petrol bombs following an earlier protest in the area," a spokesman said.

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Petrol bomb attack on police

Police officers north of Belfast in the Newtownabbey area have come under attack from petrol bombs during loyalist disturbances, said a PSNI spokesman.