PSNI attacked in Dunmurry

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PSNI came under attack from around a crowd of young people throwing bottles and other missiles during a disturbance in Dunmurry, last Tuesday night.

Police officers returned a number of drunk teens to their parents during the operation in Poleglass.

A car was also burned out after more than 100 young people gathered and crowds were mainly in the Laurelbank and Colinmill shops as well as Twinbrook and the Stewartstown Road.

Area Commander Chief Inspector John Wilson said: “Residents reported young people drinking and causing a disturbance close to the shops and a car was also set on fire in the Sally Gardens area.

“Police attending these reports came under attack from young people throwing bottles and other missiles. A number of arrests were made and some alcohol was seized.

He continued: “I would again appeal to parents to know where their children and talk to them about the dangers of consuming alcohol. Fortunately no one was injured.”

“Officers will be making follow up enquiries.”