Northern Ireland

Larne disorder: Third man is arrested after two are released

A house that was damaged in Knockdhu Park in Larne
Three houses were attacked and two people, including a police officer, were injured when a crowd of 100 loyalists took part in what the police described as a "rampage" in Larne last weekend

Detectives investigating paramilitary disorder in Larne, County Antrim, last weekend, have made a third arrest.

A 41-year-old man was detained under the Terrorism Act in Carrickfergus on Sunday morning.

The trouble, which police have blamed on a faction of the loyalist Ulster Defence Association (UDA) began in a residential area of Larne on 30 March.

Two other men who were arrested in Carrickfergus over the past 48 hours have been released from custody.

They were a 31-year-old man, who was detained in the town and Friday and a 40-year-old man who was arrested in Carrickfergus on Saturday.

Both men were questioned and released unconditionally on Saturday night.

During last weekend's trouble, a crowd of up to 100 people, many of them masked, gathered in Larne and attacked police, residents and homes.

One man was seriously injured and a police officer suffered an eye wound as houses and cars were attacked in Ferris Avenue and Knockdhu Park.