9 Aug 2011

First CCTV pictures released of riot suspects

CCTV images capturing hooded rioters and looters in Croydon and Lambeth are released online by police in a bid to bring justice to those causing chaos in the capital.

First CCTV pictures released of riot suspects

The first pictures of suspects allegedly involved in rioting across London have been released by the Metropolitan Police in a bid to catch those responsible for violence and looting.

Images posted on the Met Police Flickr account showed some young men and women with their faces uncovered. Others appeared with their hoods pulled up and masks over their faces.

Detectives leading the operation against the wave of disorder across London vowed to bring those caught on camera to justice.

“As well as the many arrests and charges, the team is working hard to identify suspects,” Commander Simon Foy said.

View pictures of the suspects in full here.

“Those who have or intend to go out and commit violent, criminal acts should be warned. We will have photographs and evidence that we will use to identify you and bring you to justice.

“Today we are releasing the first of many, many images of people we will be speaking to in connection with the scenes of violence.

“We will not tolerate the violence that has been seen in parts of London.”

First CCTV pictures released of riot suspects

In a separate event, a video has been posted on YouTube of a group of youths apparently going to the assistance of a mugging victim (pictured).

As one man talks to the victim, one of his apparent accomplices approaches from behind, unzipping the victim’s rucksack and robbing him of his possessions – before walking away laughing.

The 15 pictures released by police involve incidents in Croydon and Norwood Road and are among many images of suspects held by police. It was announced on Tuesday that a 26-year-old man, who was shot in a car during unrest in Croydon, died later in hospital.

Witnesses with information regarding suspects were urged to contact the Major Investigation Team on 020 8345 4142. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

View the photos in full here.