UK: Police issues appeal after India Vs Pakistan cricket match related unrest in Leicester city


The police force of Leicester city in eastern England disseminated an appeal on Thursday after a few days of uneasiness following conflicts due to the India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match at the end of last month.

Leicestershire Police revealed images of four men they say might have details about a happening on August 28, Which involved the assault of the public after the cricket match of India vs Pakistan.


The police of Leicester city in eastern England had imposed a momentary distribution order until Thursday after a few days of unrest which involved local Hindu and Muslim communities.

Leicestershire Police said that Officers attended the area of Melton Road, Shaftesbury Avenue and Belgrave Road. While there, it was noted that both a public member and an officer had been attacked, which it says remains under investigation.

The police said in its appeal that it is considered that the men pictured may have details about an incident.

A twenty-eight-year-old man was arrested at the scene on doubt of attack and assaulting a crisis worker and has since been given relaxation under investigation.

On Thursday, a 19-year-old man was also charged on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

In addition to the dispersal order under the UK’s Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, Leicestershire Police Chief Superintendent Adam Slonecki also the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.


Tensions have been high since the match, with mobile phone footage of the incident showing a fight. In the days following the incident, police systematised special patrols in the area, and emergency meetings were held to appeal for calm.

“Enjoy the cricket, enjoy if your team wins, but don’t use that as an excuse or opportunity for stirring up things that frankly don’t belong in our city of Leicester, Leicester Mayor Peter Soulsby told the ITV channel in an appeal for calm.

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