The Met Police has confirmed that 257 people have now been arrested following the disorder in the capital that occurred between Sunday 31st May to Friday 24th June.
The arrests also relate to offences concerning the recent unlicensed music event that was held in Brixton where dozens of police officers were injured.
During the early hours of this morning (8th July) four people were arrested for offences, including violent disorder and assaulting an emergency worker.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said:
“As the Met continues to investigate the unacceptable levels of violence during demonstrations, detectives are re-releasing CCTV images of those who continue to be sought.
“In addition, a further 22 images are being released by the team investigating incidents from Wednesday, 3rd June up until Saturday, 13th June”.
During the unrest, images circulated on social media of bloodied officers who had been injured in the violence attracted widespread condemnation.
Commander Bas Javid, from the Metropolitan Police Service, said:
“When London witnessed the frankly unacceptable levels of violence during recent protests, we said those actions would have consequences. This morning’s activity is proof of that, and we expect to make more arrests for those who joined these demonstrations with the sole intention to cause trouble.
“During clashes with police, a small minority targeted officers with racial abuse or violence – pelting them with bottles, rocks or other items. Officers across the capital come to work to keep Londoners safe; it was deeply frustrating seeing them being so senselessly assaulted.
“As part of our commitment to holding those responsible for the violence to justice, we are also releasing more images today of those we suspect have been involved in clashes. If you have any information on the identity of these people, please get in touch.
“I would like to thank those people who have come to us with information so far. Your information has been pivotal in helping us make these arrests today.”
Anyone with information can contact the investigation team on 020 8246 9386 or Tweet @MetCC on Twitter quoting the relevant image number. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11
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