In 2010 a british policeman drove an Ice cream van into the middle of a riot and played “ice-cream van” music in an attempt to calm the youths.
The official report was, ‘humour defused the situation and the trouble stopped’.
“Young people were throwing bottles at a Land Rover vehicle in Lisburn last Saturday when the officer used the tannoy to play the tunes.
A police spokesperson said an officer had used humour to defuse the situation and the trouble had stopped.
However, senior officers are believed to have spoken to the officer involved.
Police were called to Glasvey Drive in Twinbrook on 22 May where they passed a group of about 15 youths who began throwing bottles at their vehicle.
A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “”An officer used the vehicle’s tannoy system to play music to the youths in an effort to use humour to defuse the situation.”