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Belfast council granted injunction banning bonfire material being brought to four contentious sites

The bonfire at Bloomfield Walkway in east Belfast before it was set alight a week early

Belfast City Council has been granted an injunction preventing material being added to four contentious bonfire sites.

Bonfires builders and people dumping material will not be permitted on to land at Ravenscroft Avenue car park/Bloomfield walkway, Avoniel Leisure Centre car park, Inverary playing fields and Cregagh Park East.

It is understood the injunction is intended to stop the pyres increasing in size before they are set alight on the Eleventh night.

The four sites are in east Belfast and the injunction states that anyone attempting to enter the areas "for the purposes of directing, building, organising and/or constructing bonfires and/or providing materials for use on a bonfire" is prohibited from doing so.

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The bonfire in a public car park at Bloomfield Walkway near the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast was set alight a week early






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