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CCTV appeal following protest outside Suites Hotel

by Jonathan Kearney

Detectives have issued images of several people who may have information that may assist enquiries following  disorder outside the Suites Hotel earlier this year.

At around 6.30pm on Friday 10 February, officers were facilitating an initially peaceful protest and counter protest outside the Suites Hotel on Ribblers Lane in Knowsley.

During the evening, missiles were thrown towards officers and damage caused to police vehicles. One officer was injured and taken to hospital.

CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to identify those people responsible, and detectives have issued several images of people they believe could assist with their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Phillipa Henderson said: “Although we have made significant progress in keeping our community and officers safe since the unacceptable and disgraceful behaviour that took place on Ribblers Lane in February our officers are still working to find anyone who was responsible for the disorder and bring them to justice.

“We will always respect the right to protest when these are peaceful but such violence that caused damage to police vehicles and intimidated or targeted particular communities, will not be tolerated on our streets.

“We think the people pictured may have vital information to help our enquiries so if you know them, please come forward.

“If you recognise them, or have any information about what happened outside the Suites Hotel on Friday 10 February please contact us so we can continue to take action and ensure the safety of all residents in our community.”

If you recognise these individuals or have any information on this incident, please contact @MerPolCC quoting reference: 23000121093. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: Give information anonymously | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org).