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Police release CCTV pictures of nine men they are hunting over riots and disorder in Leicester

Police have released CCTV photographs of nine men they are hunting in connection to the riots and disorder that broke out following a cricket match between India and Pakistan last autumn.

Nearly 100 Muslim and Hindu youths from Leicester, Birmingham and London have been arrested on a slew of charges – including public order offences, racially aggravated assault, violent disorder and more – after tensions broke out during matches in August and September.

Detectives identified the arrestees after combing through hours of CCTV and body camera footage, however there are several suspects who haven’t yet been identified.

Leicestershire Police are now asking the public to help identify the mystery rioters and warn more suspect photographs will be released in the coming weeks.

Police have released CCTV photographs of nine men they are hunting in connection to the riots and disorder that broke out following a cricket match between India and Pakistan last autumn. Pictured: One of the unidentified rioters

Nearly 100 people been arrested on a slew of charges - including public order offences, racially aggravated assault, violent disorder and more. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

Nearly 100 people been arrested on a slew of charges – including public order offences, racially aggravated assault, violent disorder and more. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

‘With near to 100 arrests now of those we have identified, we are working hard to find out who the remaining men are,’ Detective Chief Inspector Rob Arthur, who is leading the team investigating the disorder, said.

‘To be able to do this, we need help from the public.’

Det Arthur encouraged anyone who recognises the rioters contact to police on 101, quoting incident number 158 of January 9.

Tipsters can also provide information on the force’s website or alternatively make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

He also appealed directly to the suspects saying: ‘I would also appeal to anyone featured within the imagery to come forwards themselves so the investigation team can make contact.’

Detectives identified the arrestees after combing through hours of CCTV and body camera footage, however there are several suspects who haven't yet been identified - including the man pictured above

Detectives identified the arrestees after combing through hours of CCTV and body camera footage, however there are several suspects who haven’t yet been identified – including the man pictured above

Leicestershire Police are now asking the public to help identify the mystery rioters, including the man photographed above

Leicestershire Police are now asking the public to help identify the mystery rioters, including the man photographed above

Police warn more suspect photographs will be released in the coming weeks. Pictured: A suspected rioter

Police warn more suspect photographs will be released in the coming weeks. Pictured: A suspected rioter

Leicester police have arrested nearly 100 people in connection to the incidents of violence that have broke out between the cricket fans last autumn. Pictured: A suspected rioter

Leicester police have arrested nearly 100 people in connection to the incidents of violence that have broke out between the cricket fans last autumn. Pictured: A suspected rioter

Investigators reviewed more than 6,000 hours of camera footage in effort to identify the suspects. Pictured: An unidentified suspected rioter

Investigators reviewed more than 6,000 hours of camera footage in effort to identify the suspects. Pictured: An unidentified suspected rioter

Det Arthur encouraged anyone who recognises the rioters contact to police on 101, quoting incident number 158 of January 9. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

Det Arthur encouraged anyone who recognises the rioters contact to police on 101, quoting incident number 158 of January 9. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

Tipsters can also provide information on the force's website or alternatively make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

Tipsters can also provide information on the force’s website or alternatively make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Pictured: An unidentified rioter

Leicester police have arrested nearly 100 people in connection to the incidents of violence that have broke out between the cricket fans last autumn.

Investigators reviewed more than 6,000 hours of camera footage in effort to identify the suspects. 

‘Meticulous efforts to investigate the disorder are progressing but not without challenges. The effort and care going in this work, as you would expect, is relentless,’ Chief Constable Rob Nixon said in October.

‘The team of detectives working on the reports of crimes are doing so around the clock, with more charges expected.’

The suspects were arrested on various charges including suspicion of a range of public order offences, assaulting an emergency officer, possession of a Taser, racially aggravated assault, making threats to kill, violent disorder, affray, conspiracy to incite violent disorder, and possession of cannabis.

Most of the arrestees have been released on bail pending further investigation.

Tensions broke out during matches in August and September. Pictured: Violent clashes between youths following the September 17 match

Tensions broke out during matches in August and September. Pictured: Violent clashes between youths following the September 17 match

Sectarian clashes in Leicester broke out between Hindu and Muslims following a cricket match involving India and Pakistan on September 17 (pictured)

Sectarian clashes in Leicester broke out between Hindu and Muslims following a cricket match involving India and Pakistan on September 17 (pictured)

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