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NEW IMAGE RELEASED AS PART OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO LEICESTER VIOLENCE

Leicester Time: NEW IMAGE RELEASED AS PART OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO LEICESTER VIOLENCE

An image of a man who could help police with their investigation into violence which broke out in Leicester following a cricket match, has been released.

Officers from Leicestershire Police are appealing for the public’s help to find the man pictured, who they believe could help with their enquiries.  

Leicester Time: NEW IMAGE RELEASED AS PART OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO LEICESTER VIOLENCE
Picture: Leicestershire Police

Violence broke out in the Belgrave area of Leicester on August 28 following a report of crowds in the area who were celebrating after the conclusion of the India versus Pakistan cricket match.

Several people have been arrested so far in connection with the incident, but information is still being sought from the public. 

Yesterday the force issued an appeal to speak to this man, who is thought to have information relating to the community unrest.

Leicestershire Police also confirmed that three men – aged 25, 29 and 30 – were arrested yesterday (September 8), on suspicion of violent disorder. They have since been released on police bail while investigations continue.

These arrests followed an arrest yesterday morning, when a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. He has also been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on 28 August on suspicion of assault and assaulting an emergency worker in connection with the incident. He has since been released under investigation.

The violence led police to issue dispersal orders around the Belgrave area as part of an effort to promote calm in the community.

No arrest have been made since the order was brought in, revealed Rob Nixon, temporary chief constable of Leicestershire Police.

“I would like to once again say thank you to the communities of East Leicester for their ongoing support and co-operation. The city is calm and people are carrying out everyday routines as normal,” he said.

“Thursday was a second night of calm. The dispersal powers put in place were thankfully not used, and this demonstrates that communities continue to use calm words and encourage others not to get involved in this matter. Clearly we want this to continue and ensure our streets remain safe.

“Unfortunately, there is still some unhelpful speculation online around the incidents we are dealing with and investigating. Our message remains that we are taking action together, we need cool heads and calm words to continue to make progress.” 

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 165 of September 8.

Leicester Time: NEW IMAGE RELEASED AS PART OF POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO LEICESTER VIOLENCE