Northern Ireland

Man charged in connection with Ardoyne riots

A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with serious rioting in Ardoyne in north Belfast on the twelfth of July.

He is charged with riotous behaviour and is due to appear at Belfast Magistrate Court next month.

Several police officers were injured during three nights of violence in Ardoyne which began on 12 July.

It is understood the 27-year-old man attended a police station voluntarily on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, police released photos of eight rioting suspects.

Following the trouble in July, police released 14 images of people they wanted to speak to.

More than 40 people have so far been charged in connection with trouble in Belfast over the marching season.

Earlier this month, the PSNI chief constable, Matt Baggott revealed that the cost of dealing with the trouble in Ardoyne in July cost the police £1.1m.