The Twelfth 2017

Events take place in Northern Ireland to mark The Twelfth.

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Peaceful Twelfth ‘a model for years to come’ - PSNI

The feeder parade in east Belfast returned peacefully on Wednesday evening. Credit: Pacemaker

Police have said they hope this year's peaceful Twelfth of July can serve as “a model for years to come”.

Detectives said they dealt with “a number of minor incidents” across Northern Ireland and made a small number of arrests.

However they described these as being “very much in the margins” of what has been widely described as the most peaceful Twelfth in some years.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd added: “It has been a busy day for police officers who were out and about keeping people safe.

“I would like to place on record my appreciation of the work they have done and acknowledge the hard work of our partners and those within local communities who have contributed to making this a day people were able to enjoy.”

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