By Rachel Millard Crime Reporter
Mugshots of people police want to speak to about a violent clash at this year’s March for England have been released.
Thugs fought in Brighton city centre after the nationalist march and counter-protest at the seafront on April 27.
Nationalists and anti-fascists hurled furniture and glasses at each other shortly after 2pm at the junction of North Street and Gardner Street, between The Dorset pub and Infinity Foods.
One of the largest police operations Brighton and Hove had ever seen was assembled to separate a total of 150 nationalists from 1,000-plus anti-fascists on the day of the march.
Now police are urging the public to help them trace those pictured to speak to them about the incident between the pub and food store.
Detective Inspector Vicki Harris said she believed some of the people photographed were from Sheffield, while others could be from elsewhere in the country.
She added: “We know someone will recognise these men and women and we are appealing to those people to give us a name.”
Twenty-seven people were arrested on the day of the march connected to some disorder in the city. Six people have been charged and seven fined or cautioned.
Those due to stand trial over disorder on the day: · Richard Kemp, 39, of Gibbet Street, Halifax: charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent, trial August 14 · Adam Barr, 22, of no fixed address: charged with assaulting a police officer, trial on Aug 11 · Alex Connolly, 24, of Forest Hill Way, Southampton, charged withfailing to remove an item from her face, trial September 18 · Scott Horwood, 49, of South Terrace, Littlehampton: charged with common assault · Susanah Mengesha, 32: charged with common assault, trial September 23 · Melanie Arnold,44, of Hughenden Road, Hastings: charged with causing harassment, alarm or distress, trial on September 24 Already dealt with are: · Christopher Voice, 49, of Angmering Way, Rustington, West Sussex, pleaded guilty to causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress in Grand Junction Road. He was fined £225 and has been ordered to pay a £25 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
· A 21-year-old man from Portsmouth, drunk and disorderly, fixed penalty notice.
· A 39-year-old man from Fareham, drunk and disorderly, fixed penalty notice.
· A 37-year-old man from Hove, drunk and disorderly, caution.
· A 17-year-old boy of no fixed address, obstructing police, youth caution.
· A 28-year-old man from Bristol, suspicion of affray, fixed penalty notice.
· A 35-year-old from Brighton, suspicion of possession of a class A drug, caution.
If anyone has any details on the fight or recognises anyone please contact police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Bearwood.
Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.