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Fresh riot images released by PSNI

Two images, numbers 25 and 22, of people the PSNI would like to speak with.

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.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
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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.