Saturday, 3 July 2010 - Police came under attack last night during rioting in the Broadway area of south Belfast.
Four police vehicles were damaged during the disturbance, which began around 8.15pm when police received reports of youths gathering in the area.
Officers came under attack from a crowd of up to 100 youths throwing bricks, bottles and petrol bombs.
A number of others vehicles were damaged but there were no reports of any injuries.
Police said rival gangs threw missiles at each other and a number of people were seen physically fighting.
Two males were arrested at the scene.
One was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon, the other on suspicion of riotous behaviour.
Both were later released and a file has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service.
Police maintained a presence in the area for several hours and were attacked with petrol bombs shortly after midnight.
Elsewhere, officers patrolling in the Bog Meadows area, a short distance away, came under attack from petrol bombs.
A number of items believed to have been used in the making of petrol bombs were removed by the police.
Calm was restored around 3.30am.
A 16-year old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after being struck by a baton round on Saturday night during rioting at the Broadway interface in west Belfast.
Police said a second man has also been admitted to hospital after being struck by a baton round but his condition isn't known.