CCTV images released after Leicester disturbances

CCTV pictures of people the police want to trace after disorder in Leicester
Image caption Leicestershire Police appealed to the public to help identify 18 people

Detectives have released CCTV pictures of people they want to trace after disorder in Leicester on Tuesday night.

Leicestershire police said they arrested two 18-year-old men on Thursday as a result of the CCTV appeal but want to trace another 16.

A total of 43 people have been arrested in connection with criminal damage and other crimes.

Nine people have been charged. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Officers said they have been looking at hours of CCTV footage supplied to them by Leicester City Council.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon while other arrests were mostly for public order offences or criminal damage.

Ch Supt Rob Nixon said: "This is an opportunity for the general public to make a difference and take action against these criminals and assist police in identifying these people.

"We hope by releasing these images it sends a clear message to other people who are thinking about coming into Leicester to take part in these acts."

The first 14 arrests took place on Tuesday and involved people aged between 14 and 50. They were arrested on suspicion of offences including criminal damage, burglary and violent disorder.

Two Age UK ambulances were set on fire in an attack in Leicester - one of them was completely destroyed.

Image caption CCTV pictures from Tuesday's disturbances were released by Leicestershire Police

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