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Man (32) arrested after journalist allegedly threatened in Ardoyne

The Orange Order march up the Crumlin Road as Greater Ardoyne Residents' Collective protest at Ardoyne shops. Picture by Mal McCann

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a journalist was allegedly threatened at an Orange Order parade in Ardoyne, north Belfast.

Sunday Life journalist Christopher Woodhouse was allegedly threatened on Saturday morning by a man who was with a group protesting against the contentious parade.

The Parades Commission allowed Saturday's march after Crumlin and Ardoyne Residents' Association (Cara) and the Orange Order reached agreement - ending a three-year impasse.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said a 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by police investigating a report of threatening behaviour.

The man was arrested in Belfast on suspicion of threats to kill and common assault.

He was interviewed and was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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