Boy, 13, charged with throwing petrol bomb in Belfast

Sunday 25 May 2014 18.22
Police are said to be treating the incident as a hate crime
Police are said to be treating the incident as a hate crime

A 13-year-old boy has been accused of throwing a petrol bomb at an Orange Hall in north Belfast.

Officers arrested the teenager immediately after he allegedly threw the device at the property in Clifton Street at around 10pm last night.

The petrol bomb fell short and no damage was caused during the attack, which police are understood to be treating as a hate crime.

The boy will appear at Belfast Youth Court on 20 June charged with possession of a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances, throwing a petrol bomb and attempted criminal damage.

Clifton Street Orange Hall has been targeted several times in recent years.