Petrol bombs hurled at police in third night of violence in Northern Ireland
Police have come under attack as violence flared during another night of sporadic disorder in parts of Northern Ireland.
Petrol bombs and bricks were thrown at officers in loyalist areas in Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus on Sunday night.
It was the second night in a row that trouble broke out at the Cloughfern roundabout in Newtownabbey on the outskirts of Belfast, although the violence was not as prolonged as on Saturday night.
There was also disorder in the North Road area of nearby Carrickfergus on Sunday night.
On Saturday, 30 petrol bombs were thrown at officers in Newtownabbey in what police described as an “orchestrated attack”.
On Friday, there were violent scenes in the Sandy Row area of Belfast as well.
While in Londonderry, police have been subjected to sustained attacks across several nights in the last week in loyalist areas of the Waterside part of the city.
Some 27 police officers were injured on Friday night across Belfast and Derry.
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