Northern Ireland

Man (59) due in court after police officer injured in south Belfast

Police said the man is due to appear in court on Monday
Police said the man is due to appear in court on Monday Police said the man is due to appear in court on Monday

A 59-year-old man is due to appear in court on Monday in connection with an assault on a police officer in south Belfast.

The man is charged with assault on police, resisting police, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and possession of a Class B controlled drug.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court.

It is understood the charges relate to an incident in the Wildflower Way area on Friday night when a police officer suffered a thumb injury during an arrest operation.

The officer was treated in hospital.