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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 19:03 GMT
Calm call after interface trouble
Chief Superintendent Gary White
Chief Superintendent Gary White appealed for calm
Police have appealed for people "with influence" in north Belfast to work to ensure calm in the area.

Area commander Chief Superintendent Gary White said there had been trouble in the area since the weekend between youths at interface areas.

Some petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown during some of the incidents. There have been no reports of serious injuries.

CS White said people in the area had the right to live in peace.

"Community leaders have been working very closely with police in bringing the situation under control and preventing the incidents from escalating. I would like to thank them for their efforts," he said.

"I understand that there may be tensions in the community, but I would appeal to anyone with influence in the community to continue to work with police in ensuring there are no further incidents.

"Everyone has the basic right to live in peace, and we will continue to have a high visible presence in the area and work with the community in preventing further disturbances from occurring."

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