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Six plead guilty to Easter Monday riot charges in north Armagh

Craigavon Courthouse

Six men have pleaded guilty at Craigavon Court today to riotous behaviour charges.

It follows public disorder in north Lurgan on Easter Monday.

There was serious public disorder in the Kilwilkie area of the town, during which two officers were injured as petrol bombs and other objects were thrown at police officers and vehicles.

It happened while the Apprentice Boys of Derry Easter Monday parade was taking place in Lurgan town centre.

Commenting Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “The disorder that occurred was totally unacceptable and a thorough investigation was launched.

“I am pleased six people have pleaded guilty in court today to the charge of riotous behaviour.

“Today’s verdicts should reassure the community that we take such criminality seriously and acts as a reminder to those who may get involved in such criminality  that we will pursue you through the courts.”

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