Help Needed to Trace Ten EDL "Wanted Men"
CCTV images have been released of ten men police want to speak to over public order offences which took place in West Yorkshire
earlier this year.
earlier this year.
Police are investigating violence during an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Halifax on 9 July. So far six people have been arrested for public offences related to the disturbance.
As our own Portsmouth EDL "Patriots" [sic] can't be bothered to get out of bed, or the pub, to attend their own demos we doubt any would have the conviction to travel to Halifax, but it is good to see Police Forces in other regions taking a more serious approach to dealing with the violent, racist thugs of the EDL! [Take note Hampshire Constabulary!!!]
Please share with your Northern friends.
|The police said any criminal offences would be "robustly dealt with"|
Officers have been trawling though hours of CCTV footage from 9 July when the English Defence League protested in the town. A dedicated police team has been collating hours of CCTV footage to seek out the EDL members responsible for the disorder in Calderdale.
Ten men are now wanted for public order offences and detectives believe they could be living in West or South Yorkshire, Humberside, Derby, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Warwickshire, or as far a field as West Midlands, Nottingham, Leicester, Merseyside or West Mercia.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Dave Pervin, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Like any large scale operation it is not always possible to tackle every single incident at the time and this is where our follow up enquiries begin.
“Subsequent enquiries have revealed that some individuals were seen to be committing offences and were captured on CCTV. We now urge members of the public to take a close look at these photographs. Someone must know who they are and where they live and we ask them to ring us so this investigation can begin to draw to a close.”
To date, six people have been arrested for various public order offences, including possession of an offensive weapon. All have now been dealt with either through the Magistrates Courts or breach of bail.
Divisional Commander for Calderdale, Chf Supt Chris Hardern: “As we said at the very beginning of this operation, any criminal offences would be robustly dealt with. We will not stop until we have done all we can to catch those responsible for the disorder and we are doing all we can to bring these people to justice."
Better quality images and contact info can be found on West Yorkshire Police Media Imaging Unit's Flickr.
Source: West Yorkshire Police, 23/11/11