Northern Ireland: Rioters pelt police with 30 petrol bombs and torch three hijacked cars in series of ‘orchestrated attacks’ on fifth night of violence


Police officers were attacked with petrol bombs last night as violence erupted once again in Northern Ireland amid loyalist riots over the post-Brexit trading arrangements.

A total of 30 bombs were hurled at police in Newtownabbey, on the outskirts of Belfast on Saturday, and three cars were hijacked and set alight in what has since been termed as an ‘orchestrated attack’.

The fifth consecutive night of disorder came just a day after 12 officers were injured in Derry on Friday by a large group throwing masonry, bottles, petrol bombs and fireworks.

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Source: Mail Online