Northern Ireland

Twelfth rioting: men charged over Ardoyne trouble

Youths rioting
Image caption There were three nights of rioting in north Belfast

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with 11 July rioting in north Belfast.

Both are accused of involvement in the violence which flared at Ardoyne.

Anthony Marley, 23, of St Columbans Court, Belfast, faces charges of riotous assembly and criminal damage to a vehicle.

Roy Lillis, 24 of Cliftonville Avenue, Belfast, faces two charges of riotous assembly.

Mr Marley was granted bail to reappear before the city's Magistrates Court next month.

Mr Lillis was remanded in custody to appear again on 22 August.

Officers were attacked with petrol and paint bombs during three nights of street disorder in Belfast starting on 11 July.

Police responded with water cannon and baton rounds in a bid to quell the rioting.