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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# East Belfast

This year
PSNI treating damage caused to goal posts used by East Belfast GAA as a hate crime
Part of the goal posts and nets used by East Belfast GAA on the Henry Jones Playing Fields in Castlereagh appear to have been torched in the incident.
Security alert at playing pitches used by East Belfast GAA condemned as 'utterly unacceptable'
‘Solidarity with East Belfast GAA and all those who use these facilities,’ tweeted Alliance leader Naomi Long.
Last year
Four charged after pre-planned search operation targeting the East Belfast UVF
Eight firearms, a large quantity of ammunition, three pipe bombs, balaclavas and UVF flags and emblems were seized.
All time
Petrol bombs thrown at police during Eleventh Night in Belfast
There was a major drop in callouts to bonfires in loyalist areas this year, fire service says.
PSNI releases footage of cars used by terrorists to transport bomb to police officer's home
On 1 June terrorists travelling in two cars planted a bomb under the car of a PSNI officer.
Staff member injured after struggle with robbers who made off with cash from east Belfast shop
Police described the robbery as an “extremely traumatic ordeal”.
Six people arrested after police operation into criminal activities of UVF in East Belfast
They were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply class A drugs.
Police appeal for information over 'barbaric' murder of father-of-two in Belfast
Police said the investigation had progressed significantly in the past 48 hours.
Man arrested on suspicion of supplying unlicensed door staff by police investigating UVF
A number of items were seized during the searches.
Murder investigation launched following death of man (53) in Belfast flat
A 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
14-year-old has teeth knocked out by assailant who may have used knuckle duster
The teen and his friend were riding their bikes home from Belfast city centre when they were attacked.
Man beaten with gun by armed raiders in overnight attack
The man was beaten by two men armed with a suspected firearm.
Police suspect members of the Provisional IRA murdered Kevin McGuigan
The involvement of the Provisional IRA is one of the lines of enquiry being pursued.
Gerry Adams hits out at idiots and imbeciles
The Sinn Féin president was reacting to a bomb threat targeting his home yesterday.
Two charged after shotgun discharged in a child's playground
The incident happened on Thursday.
Bomb thrown into front garden by two people on motorbike
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Fast food worker shaken after being 'threatened with gun'
The incident took place at 11.20pm yesterday.
Group of masked man armed with bats left man with broken arm and leg
It happened in east Belfast at around 8:30pm.
Man arrested over malicious and "threatening" email sent to primary school
The school is to close tomorrow as a precaution.
Man (41) dies after being attacked with his electric guitar on Christmas Eve
Two people have been arrested.
Homes attacked, petrol bombs thrown in third night of Belfast disorder
Police says it is lucky nobody has been hurt.
Police come under attack from dozens of youths in East Belfast
One officer was injured after being hit by masonry.
Police ask parents to intervene after officer hit in the face with brick
Gangs of youths were throwing stones at each other when the officer was caught in the crossfire.
Petrol bombs were thrown at police in East Belfast last night
A PSNI Inspector says a small minority “showed a complete disregard for their community.”
Couple tied-up at gunpoint and assaulted in east Belfast
A large quantity of jeweller was taken from the house.
Two attacked by masked men armed with machete and rifle in East Belfast
One of the men attacked was struck by the suspected firearm during the incident.
Police dog bites two people during Belfast train station incident
The PSNI made a number of arrests over disorder in two parts of Belfast and at its Central Train Station.
Stones and fireworks thrown at police outside talk by former IRA bomber
The talk was being given by Patrick Magee on the Newtownards Road. Police were injured in the incident.
Second man arrested in connection with 1993 murder released unconditionally
Joseph Reynolds was shot when his van was ambushed in 1993.
UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute
Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.
Petrol bomb-making factory found in Belfast
The factory was found by police during an investigation into recent petrol bomb attacks. Three people have been arrested.
Four men arrested after two males assaulted
The victims were taken away for questioning by police this morning, and witnesses are being sought.
Primary school evacuated in east Belfast after security alert
The PSNI has closed off part of Belvoir Drive in the east of the city this morning.
Belfast: Arrests following violence overnight
There were a number of arrests after police tackled disorder in the Lower Newtownards Road area of East Belfast.
Belfast flag protest enters sixth night
The Union flag will today fly over Belfast City Hall for the first time since the controversy began in order to mark the birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Two men released in probe into attempted bombing of PSNI officer's car
The two men were arrested earlier this week and have now been released unconditionally by the PSNI.
PSNI appeal for witnesses in foiled bomb attack on off duty officer
The PSNI are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the Upper Newtownards Road area in east Belfast between Friday and Sunday.
Armed robbers threaten staff, take computer games
The incident took place in East Belfast last night, and police are seeking information from the public.
Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland
An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.
Officer escapes after police van attacked in 'attempted murder'
There was more violence in Northern Ireland this evening as politicians urged calm on the streets of Belfast.