East Leicester saw another evening of calm as the local community continue to support our ongoing policing operation.
No arrests were made as part of our proactive patrols last night and despite a dispersal order being in place between 7pm last night and 6am today (Friday), no powers were used as part of this.
As we move into the weekend, our proactive policing patrols will continue in response to a small minority who have caused trouble. Dedicated officers and staff, who are investigating the incidents of crime reported to us, continue their work. Neighbourhood patrols are reporting the city is calm and people are carrying out everyday routines.
As part of our ongoing investigations, yesterday we issued an appeal to speak to four men. We have now identified three of the men pictured.
Yesterday evening, three further arrests were made as part of our ongoing investigations. Three men – aged 25, 29 and 30 – were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with a report of disorder on Sunday 28 August.
Temporary Chief Constable Nixon said: “I would like to once again say thank you to the communities of East Leicester for their ongoing support and co-operation. The city is calm and people are carrying out everyday routines as normal.
“Thursday was a second night of calm. The dispersal powers put in place were thankfully not used, and this demonstrates that communities continue to use calm words and encourage others not to get involved in this matter. Clearly, we want this to continue and ensure our streets remain safe.
“We are continuing to ask anyone with information to come forward and help us identify those we would like to speak to as part of our investigations. Following an appeal issued yesterday, we identified three men we were looking to speak to. Three arrests were made yesterday evening as part of investigations. Thank you to everyone who is sharing our appeals and providing information to us.
“We are extremely grateful to the support being given to us by community leaders and others who have been invaluable in sharing the work the police are doing to bring calm. Conversations continue about further preparations and what more we can do together.
“Unfortunately, there is still some unhelpful speculation online around the incidents we are dealing with and investigating. Our message remains that we are taking action together, we need cool heads and calm words to continue to make progress, those causing trouble will be dealt with, and we urge people to only share information they know to be true and avoid speculation.
“Thank you again for your continued support and united effort.”