More Arrests Over Greater Manchester Riots

13 August 2011, 10:52

Shop a Looter Campaign prompts public to name riot suspects in Tuesday's violence across Manchester and Salford.

The pictures of those suspected of being involved in looting have been displayed on huge advertising vans and driven around Greater Manchester.

GMP has been inundated with information from members of the public.

Police have been able to make a number of arrests on Thursday evening and overnight, bringing the total number of arrests since Tuesday's disorder to 210.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary in Clayton, following information about a burglary at the Footlocker store in Manchester city centre. After the arrest, police also recovered stolen trainers with the tags still on.

A 17-year-old boy from the Stockport area was also arrested on suspicion of burglary after he boasted on his Facebook site he could not be caught.

Another handed himself in after his friend saw his picture on the ad vans and called him to say his image was all over Manchester and had no place to hide.

ACC Garry Shewan said: "We said we would be coming for you, and we are. Within minutes of the ad van being launched in Manchester with the faces of some of those people involved, we have been inundated with information from members of the public about who these people are.

These are just some of the arrests we have made. I have been told of countless more by officers who are using every piece of information and every available avenue to find these people and bring them in.

With the help of our communities we are identifying these people and arresting them. This is just the start - we will not rest until we have identified everyone involved."

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