More photos released and 7
charged following February 2016 disorder, in Liverpool
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives
investigating the disorder in Liverpool City Centre, that took place on
Saturday, 27 February 2016, have released additional photographs of people they
wish to speak to as part of on going enquiries. In total 38 people were
arrested following the disturbance in the area around Lime Street, Railway
Station and St. George's Hall. We have also be informed by Merseyside Police
that so far 33 people were arrested on the day of the disorder and a further 5
were arrested, on 24 May 2016, during a Police operation. A further 21 have also
been questioned in relation to the disturbance. To date 7 people have been
The 7, at time of publishing this edition are:-
► Paul Pitt, 50, from Essex, was been charged with s4
Public Order Offence and has appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court, on
Wednesday, 28 September 2016.
► Paul France, 49, from Bootle, was been charged with
s5 Public Order Offence and has appeared at Liverpool Magistrates Court, on
Thursday, 29 September 2016.
► John Vickers, 61, from Darwen, has been charged with
assaulting a constable and will next appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court, on
Thursday, 6 October 2016.
► Susan Kinsella, 45, from Northampton, has been
charged with s4 Public Order Offence. She will next appear before Liverpool
Magistrates Court, on Wednesday, 12 October 2016.
► John Herbert, from Edinburgh, has been charged with
a s5 Public Order Offence and will next appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court,
on Monday, 17 October 2016.
► Thomas Law, 54, from Coventry has been charged with
s4 Public Order Offence and is next due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates
Court, on Friday, 21 October 2016.
► Peter McCloskey, 46, from North Lanakshire, has
pleaded not guilty to a s4 Public Order Offence and will next appear before
Liverpool magistrates court for a trial, on Thursday, 22 December 2016.
Detectives are currently exploring a number of lines of enquiry
to identify other individuals who participated in the event or were in the area
at the time who they would like to speak to as part of their investigation.
Detective Sergeant Lou Birchall said:- "A large number of arrests have
already been made, but we are not resting on our laurels. Our investigation will
continue until we have done everything possible to identify and trace everyone
who may have been involved in the disorder or who committed criminal offences.
This disorder caused a great deal of disruption, damage and panic in Liverpool,
with many shoppers, workers and visitors to the City Centre affected. The Police
will always look to facilitate lawful, peaceful protest or organised public
events, but disorder and violence is not acceptable and will not be tolerated by
us. My investigation team are keen to hear from the people pictured in the
photographs or from anyone who knows them as they may have information that
could help progress our on going enquiries into the events that day. If you are
that person or you are someone who knows them, please come forward. You can call
Merseyside Police on:- 0800 230 0600 or leave information anonymously with
Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111."