Bail in bottle case

A man arrested in Portadown during loyalist protests over the Ardoyne ban got bail yesterday.

Thomas Hamilton (19), from Darling Avenue in Lurgan, was seen throwing a bottle at police from a crowd who had hurled petrol bombs in Corcrain on July 19.

The High Court heard that there was no suggestion that Hamilton had thrown petrol bombs, and that in December after trouble in Banbridge he told police, “If they would just leave our flag alone”.