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PSNI release photos of people wanted over Belfast riots and disorder

The police have released the photos of men who they say were involved in serious public disorder.

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have released photographs of people in connection with their investigations into serious public disorder in East Belfast.

They want to speak to these people as part of their inquiries into riotous and disorderly behaviour in connection with the recent disorder.

They said that so far, they have arrested a total of 90 people as part of their investigation, while 66 have been charged and 10 are being reported to the Public Prosecution Service.

A total of 56 PSNI officers were injured in rioting that took place last weekend.

The chairman of the Parades Commission, Peter Osborne, described riots in Belfast at the weekend as “scenes of unwarranted lawlessness” and added that the police dealt with it in a “truly courageous” manner.

Public support

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. It is vital that we all send out a message to those involved in public disorder that such behaviour will not be tolerated.

He said those who break the law “must face consequences for their actions”. The senior detective also appealed directly to those featured in the images to contact his team.

The PSNI’s 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.

Those who may be able to identify any of the individuals pictured are urged to contact detectives at the Major Incident Room on 028 90 901775 from 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday. A message can be left outside these hours.

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All photos below supplied by the PSNI. Please note that photos numbered 9, 15, 18, and 20 were not released.

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