Police officers injured in Northern Ireland as Loyalists riot over right to fly the Union Flag

Police officers injured in Northern Ireland as loyalists protests reignite over ban on flying the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall Crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs PUBLISHED: 02:35 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:36 GMT, 5 January 2013 Several police officers were injured in Northern Ireland last night as loyalist protests reignited over the ban on flying the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall. A crowd of up to 300 people hurled fireworks, bricks and petrol bombs during a sustained attack on officers in east Belfast

Assassination attempt on Belfast policeman foiled as live bomb is found attached underneath car outside his home

Assassination attempt on Belfast policeman foiled as live bomb is found attached underneath car outside his homeBomb found underneath car parked near off-duty policeman's home Police in east Belfast said it was a clear assassination attempt Policeman's home is also close to Police Service of Northern Ireland HQ | UPDATED: 19:55 GMT, 30 December 2012 A bomb has been found under the car belonging to an off-duty policeman in east Belfast. The booby trap device was detected by the policeman himself around 2pm this afternoon, near his home off a busy road in the Northern Irish capital.