A man has been charged by Merseyside Police after video footage uploaded to social media showed fireworks being fired at the famous Liver building in Merseyside.
Matthew Egglesden, 19 of Turning Lane, Scarisbrick has been charged with causing criminal damage to the Royal Liver building and firing fireworks in a public place, (namely the Pier Head).
He was remanded into custody on Saturday to appear before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today (29th June).
Merseyside Police confirmed that a number of people had been arrested following violent disorder over the weekend.
Four fire engines from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service were sent to the Liver building after it was targetted with fireworks.
A fire that had started on a balcony was extinguished by firefighters.
Later on Friday evening (26th June), the disorder started to spread.
The Liverpool Echo shared a video which showed glass bottles being thrown at the police.
Speaking shortly after the incident, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed that there had been “significant disorder” throughout the night.
Officers were forced to implement a dispersal order to clear the streets.
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