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London riots: Most wanted suspect CCTV images released

  • 14 December 2011
  • From the section London
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Image caption The Metropolitan Police released CCTV images of its 213 most wanted suspects" in connection with rioting in August

Scotland Yard has released CCTV images of its 213 most wanted suspects in its investigation into rioting which took place in London in August.

A dedicated Metropolitan Police Flickr website is displaying the images of people it wants to speak to.

Riots broke out in Tottenham, north London, on 6 August and spread to other parts of London and to English cities.

More than 2,040 people have been charged and more than 3,260 arrested in connection with violence and disorder.

The Metropolitan Police's investigation team has so far looked through 200,000 hours of CCTV footage to identify suspects.

Met Commander Steve Rodhouse, from Operation Withern, which has been investigating the riots, urged people with information to come forward.

He said: "Four months on from the disorder, my team of officers remain absolutely committed to identifying, arresting and charging those involved in the criminality that took place.

"The investigation is a huge challenge and one that will continue for some time to come, but I want to reassure London's communities that we are determined to bring those who committed these outrageous crimes to justice and more arrests will follow."

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