A policing operation to deter further disorder continued in East Leicester on Sunday 18 September.
It was supported by resources from a number of neighbouring police forces, including the mounted police unit.
Dispersal and stop and search powers were used to restore calm. Fifteen people were arrested during this evening’s operation. They all remain in police custody.
Officers became aware of groups of young men gathering on Sunday afternoon in the North Evington area of the city.
Officers spoke to them and took steps, including putting in place a temporary police cordon, to minimise harm and disturbance to communities.
The impact this disorder is having on our local communities is not acceptable. We will not tolerate violence, disorder or intimidation in Leicester and we continue to call for calm and dialogue. Our police operations and investigations continue with rigour and at scale.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our work to reduce tensions and bring people to justice.