Belfast Telegraph

Appeal over summer rioting suspects

Police in Northern Ireland are to issue a new set of images in a move to track down people allegedly involved in street disturbances over the summer.

Almost 90 have been charged following riots involving loyalists and dissident republicans in parts of Belfast, Londonderry and Ballyclare, Co Antrim.

But senior offices confirmed that they wanted to interview 28 others about the street disturbances during June, July and August.

One set of images of alleged rioters is now being released, with a second to follow on Thursday.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alistair Finlay said detectives had carried out robust and thorough inquiries into all incidents of public disorder, but he hoped the wider community would help police identify other individuals they wanted to question.

He said: "Those who were involved in the rioting should not be allowed to wreck communities and put people's lives at risk.

"It is vital that we all send out a message to those responsible that such behaviour will not be tolerated."


From Belfast Telegraph