Police release images in disorder probe

Published Monday, 12 August 2013
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Police investigating riotous and disorderly behaviour in East Belfast have released a series of images of people they would like to speak with.

Police release images in disorder probe
Water cannon is used during disorder on the Twelfth in east Belfast. (© Pacemaker)

A total of 90 people have been arrested so far as part of the Operation Titan investigation - 66 of whom have been charged while 10 people are being reported to the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Superintendent Sean Wright said the investigation has received strong support from the public.

"There are people out there who will know the identity of these 18 people who I am looking to speak to. I am confident that those people will come forward with that information," he said.

"It is vital that we all send out a message to those involved in public disorder that such behaviour will not be tolerated. Those who break the law must face consequences for their actions. They will be dealt with appropriately and proportionately through the criminal justice system."

The senior detective also appealed directly to those featured in the images to contact his team.

He 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."

The Operation Titan team are investigating a broad range of offences including the attempted murder of police officers, blast bomb attacks on police, hi-jackings, rioting throughout the Greater Belfast area, breaches of Parades Commission determinations and unlawful protests.

In the east of the city, PSNI came under sustained attack during serious disorder on 12 July.Thirteen officers were injured as golf balls, bricks and fireworks were thrown at police lines.

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.

© UTV News
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stan in bawnmore wrote (491 days ago):
award winning photo no doubt
dede in belfast wrote (491 days ago):
get a life pip will ya
AK in Ireland wrote (491 days ago):
@police lover Im not having a pop at police. Those stats were gave to the police omb by the relatives for justice in ardoyne because it was highlighted that the amount used was not in line with the PSNI guidelines. There were eye witnesses to the amount if that helps. All im saying is that if so many can be deployed in one night to end the ardoyne riots why cant they do the same for these riots? Im a nationalist who supports the police. Im fed up watching these clowns wreck my city and my kids future
Kevin in L/Derry wrote (492 days ago):
Poor Loyalists. Can't accept they done anything wrong. For 40 years Nationalists have been arrested and jailed for rioting/interned under a Loyalist governments rules. Loyalists could riot, create nationwide stand strikes, burn out Nationalists homes and do such things with impunity. Those days are gone. This is equality, you do something bad...bad things happen to you. Don't act like children... "but sir,sir. Jimmy was talking in class as well" Grow a set and accept that in the last 9 months you all have burnt whatever bridges you had with the police service of this country and Republicans have sat back laughing and let you do it! Loyalist bigotry and thuggery may have been brushed under the carpet in the 70s and the 80s by the government you ran and the police service you controlled but those days are gone.
pip in belfast wrote (492 days ago):
u.tv could you perhaps show us the images of the nationalist rioters aswell we wouldnt want people feeling like there being victimised against after all the nationalists wanted equality for all lets see if we can have the same amount of sucsess in arresting those that started the riots in the strand at the flag protest the 12th return parade and the internment fires...........never mind that would mean the police doing there job properly
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