DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Operation Dulcet team have released four images of people they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries into the offence of obstruction during a loyalist flag protest in the Glengormley area.
To date, a total of 233 people have been arrested as part of the investigation. A total of 177 people have been charged and 75 people have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service.
Detective Superintendent Sean Wright said the investigation into the Glengormley protest, and an un-notified procession in the East Belfast area, has already received strong support from the public.
“We have released a number of images so far and we have had a very positive response from members of the public to date.
“There are people out there who will know the identity of these people who I am looking to speak to.
“I am confident that those people will come forward with that information,” he said.
“It is vital that we all send out a message to those participating in un-notified processions and protests that such behaviour will not be tolerated.
“Those who break the law must face consequences for their actions. They will be dealt appropriately and proportionately through the criminal justice system.”
The senior detective also appealed directly to those featured in the images to contact his team.
“I would ask anyone who believes one of the images is of them to contact us immediately in order to help us with out inquires,” he added.
The Operation Dulcet team are investigating a broad range of offences including serious rioting, hijacking of vehicles, attacks on politicians’ offices, threats made against politicians, un-notified processions and social media based offences.
Detectives at the Operation Dulcet Major Incident Room can be contacted on 028 9090 1775 from 9am to 10pm daily.
Anyone who would prefer to provide information without giving their details can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.