Woolwich riots: CCTV of attack on police car

PUBLISHED: 15:08 05 September 2011

Police want to speak to this person, who was captured on CCTV during the Woolwich riots. Quote CO553-11

Police want to speak to this person, who was captured on CCTV during the Woolwich riots. Quote CO553-11


Police are on the lookout for a man they believe was captured on CCTV during the Woolwich riots throwing bricks and attacking a police car.

The footage of Beresford Square, taken on August 8 at approximately 8pm, was only released today (5) following an appeal on ITV’s This Morning.

Footage shows people breaking the windows of an unmarked police car which had five officers in, injuring the driver. This was before suspects were also caught throwing bricks or concrete slabs at a nearby building site near to the car.

Police want to speak to the black man wearing a dark top with a hood and a blue or green Adidas logo.

Borough Commander Richard Wood said: “The officers who attended Beresford Square following disorder in Woolwich were faced with extreme violence.

“The man in the footage could have seriously hurt or even killed one of the officers in the vehicle.

“Members of the public have provided police in Greenwich with several investigative leads in the past couple of weeks and we are very grateful for all the help and support we have received. However, we need more help and information to identify this violent individual. If you know who he is, please call us in confidence.”

Only one officer was injured during these incidents, the driver of the unmarked car who suffered cuts to his face.

Anyone with information on this person’s whereabouts are asked to can contact Greenwich police on 020 (8)284 9449; or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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