Published Tuesday, 27 August 2013
A protestor is blown over by a PSNI water cannon. (© Pacemaker)
Serious public disorder flared in north and east Belfast over the summer following an Orange Order march which was prevented from passing the Ardoyne shops.
Operation Titan is investigating a broad range of offences linked to the violence including the attempted murder of PSNI officers, blast bomb attacks on police, hi-jackings, breaches of Parades Commission determinations and unlawful protests.
In an update on Tuesday, the Titan team revealed that 106 people have been arrested thus far as part of the probe.
Seventy-seven have been charged and 10 reported to the PPS.
A further 17 images of people wanted for questioning have been released, and Detective Superintendent Sean Wright urged members of the public to continue to support the investigation.
He said: "There are people out there who will know the identity of these 17 people who I am looking to speak to. I am confident that those people will come forward with that information."
Over 40 police officers were hurt after they came under attack from missiles including bottles, bricks and fireworks during unrest in north Belfast, as they upheld a Parades Commission ruling that loyalist bands could not pass the Ardoyne district.
There were also violent clashes after Orange Order parades passed a sectarian flashpoint in the lower Newtownards Road area of east Belfast on 12 July.
Detective Superintendent Sean Wright added: "I would ask anyone who believes one of the images is of them to contact us immediately in order to help us with our enquiries.
"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 Monday to Friday, alternatively a message can be left outside these hours."
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