“Murderous intent”

The senior police officer in charge of North Belfast in recent days has accused some rioters of “murderous intent.”

ACC Alistair Finlay spoke on’Nolan’ of injuries sustained by one of his female officers when a ‘coping stone’ was dropped from a height on her from the shops at Ardoyne.

Mr Finlay suggested he and his colleagues will treat this attack as ‘attempted murder.’

ACC Finlay also challenged the leadership of the First and deputy first minister during this period. He said neither of them was in touch with him in the lead into the Twelth period.

Police say seventy baton rounds were fired and fifty five PSNI officers were injured in the rioting.

Eamonn Mallie