Images Released After Protest Violence

3 April 2011, 00:00

Detectives want to identify eighteen people after violence on Saturday 26th March.

Officers investigating the violence in the West End on Saturday 26 March have given Heart are eighteen images of people they want to identify.

Around 500 of the thousands of protestors caused damage to shops and banksafter the peaceful TUC March through central London.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Horne, leading the investigation, said:

"We are working tirelessly to identify those responsible for the appalling acts of criminal behaviour on the day of the TUC March. The vast majority of people, who came to London that day, did so peacefully, but a significant minority didn't - they came to cause violence and damage. There is an extensive operation to identify these people.

"With the help of the public they will be called to account for their actions on that day. I would urge anyone who recognises these individuals to contact my team."

201 arrests were made following the violence and 56 police officers were injured.

Protesy Violence Montage