Northern Ireland

Youths charged after Coleraine 'poppy burning'

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Image caption A photo on Facebook appeared to show two youths burning a poppy

Three teenage boys from Coleraine - two aged 17 and the other 16 - have been charged with incitement to hatred over the alleged burning of a poppy.

A social networking site published a photograph which appeared to show two of them carrying out the act.

The incident, which happened in Coleraine, was reported to the police on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old was also charged with improper use of a social networking site.

All three were in court on Wednesday and were released on bail to appear again on 22 November.