Fresh riot images released by PSNI

Published Tuesday, 26 February 2013
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Police have released further images of people they would to speak to in connection with public disorder linked to the ongoing flags protests in Belfast.

Fresh riot images released by PSNI
Two images, numbers 25 and 22, of people the PSNI would like to speak with. (© PSNI)

The latest pictures relate to unrest which occurred in Belfast between Monday 3 December 2012 and Saturday 5 January 2013.

The decision to reduce the number of days the Union flag flies at City Hall in early December led to protests across Belfast and some parts of Northern Ireland.

Over 200 arrests have been made as part of Operation Dulcet, which investigates incidents linked to protests across the region. To date, police have charged 149 people.

Detective Superintendent Sean Wright said: "I'm hopeful that the wider community will help us identify these individuals, but I would also encourage the individuals featured to contact my team directly - in doing so they will minimise the impact on themselves, their family and their community.

"Public disorder has caused havoc and serious disruption. It is in everybody's interest - as well as in the interest of justice - that those responsible are dealt with appropriately. I would urge anyone who may have information to bring it forward."

The senior detective added that the Operation Dulcet team is investigating a broad range of offences.

"Offences ranging from serious rioting, to the hijacking of vehicles, the attacks on our politician's offices, the threats made against politicians, unnotified processions and social media based offences.

"This broad range of diverse investigations are being undertaken by one team to ensure that we can make the linkages between those people who are offending in one part and who are also offending in another. This will then assist us in providing a robust case to bring before the courts," Det Supt Wright concluded.

Anyone who may be able to identify any of the individuals is urged to contact detectives at the Major Incident Room on 028 90 901775 from 9am to 10pm daily.

© UTV News
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13 Comments
Lee in Belfast wrote (600 days ago):
did i see someone with a rocket-launcher there? oh no..silly me..it was a flag..arrest them !!!!
Lee in Belfast wrote (601 days ago):
"Number 30 is no teenager at his age you would think he would no better" - yes cause teenagers are well known for being in bed at 8 o'clock for school in the morning and doing what their mummy tells them.
Joy in Northern ireland wrote (602 days ago):
i really disliked the union flag being took down but that doesnt mean anyone has the right to attack police, riot and disrupt peoples lives, etc They also put our community to great disadvantage to by blocking roads and other nonsense and no ones forgot the man who was denied entry to hospital to visit his dieing wife and even though he told the protestors he was protestant they still refused him and even mocked him, though if he was a catholic of course they shouldve let him through too, everyone has the same rights, it doesnt matter wat religion you are. These people who rioted shamed the union flag and embarassed us in the worldwide media, thats why there was never massive crowds out in the streets like back in the 80's. Hope the police put all rioters, both republican and loyalist behind bars where they deserve to be.
John in Ulaidh wrote (602 days ago):
This is simple all the PSNI have to do is put a patrol at every Sports Direct/JJB shop during a sale, 100% detection rate guaranteed
jimmy in belfast wrote (602 days ago):
When is the psni going to stop political policing ok arrest loyalists for rioting but also arrest catholics it shouldnt matter what religion u are if u break the law u should be punished but so far nearly 200 protestants have been arrested and not a single catholic
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