Two alleged rioters have to remain behind bars until all contentious parades are over, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
In the High Court, Lord Justice Coghlin refused to grant bail to Robert Daniel Darling, aged 31, of Cliftonville Avenue, and Emmet Doherty, 20, of Jamaica Road, both Belfast.
They were charged following the rioting at Ardoyne in north Belfast on the Twelfth of July and the court was told the pair were arrested after being recognised on CCTV.
Opposing bail, lawyer Barry Valentine said that during the trouble 48 police officers were injured, including a WPC who was seriously hurt when a wall was toppled onto her.
He said 78 petrol bombs were hurled at police who fired 74 plastic bullet rounds.
Lord Justice Coghlin said he fully understood why people felt strongly about parades but the way to express that was through peaceful means and not to take part in crowd disturbances or riots resulting in injury and damage.
The judge asked if other contentious parades had still to come and when told that one was due on 28 August and another on 11 September he refused to grant bail.
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