Boy, 14, held over petrol bomb

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A boy of 14 was arrested yesterday over the throwing of a petrol bomb at a student protest.

A day earlier Scotland Yard released images of a hooded figure running across Parliament Square and throwing a flaming bottle across a crowd of protesters. The video was recorded by a member of the public at the 24 November demonstration.

Police have also obtained images of a second suspect attacking cars in a royal convoy in Regent Street on the same day.

Senior officers at the Met have formed a specialist unit, dubbed Operation Malone, to bring to justice those who may have broken the law during the protests.

They have arrested more than 200 suspects, the majority in their late teens and early 20s, since the first protest, over the raising of tuition fees, on 10 November.