Riot looters will be identified

The Metropolitan police have began uploading pictures from CCTV cameras in an effort to identify those involved in the widespread looting which has swept London and other major cities

Pictures of people suspected of being involved in the widespread looting that has terrorised the capital over the past few days have been posted online in an effort to urge the public to help identify those involved.

Met police have uploaded pictures from CCTV cameras to their Flickr account, asking for the public to help them identify the criminals and bring them to justice. The current pictures are from West Norwood and Croydon, but the police say they are the first of many.

‘If anyone recognises individuals in the photographs or has any information about the violence and disorder that has occurred they should contact the Major Investigation Team on 02083454142,’ says a spokesperson for the Met.

‘Alternatively anyone can report crime and provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’

The Met’s move to fight back against the riots came after at least two websites were set up in an attempt to identify suspected looters. The Identify The London Rioters site asks people to browse pictures of troublemakers, as well as upload their own snaps.

Catch A Looter is aggregating pictures of the riots and asking people to contact Crimestoppers while noting that the site does not support vigilante action and is using social media as a tool to collate all images in one place.

If you can help the police with their enquiries please get in touch using the above telephone numbers.

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