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Community Support Swells for Riot Investigation

As of 5 a.m. on August 31st, the VPD’s new website dedicated to identifying suspected rioters had received 88,000 hits. The site, riot2011.vpd.ca, has had more than 800,000 page views and 140 new tips have come in.

Investigators are working to confirm eight new names out of the 40 suspects featured on the website, and arrangements are being made for others wanting to turn themselves in.

Of significance, investigators have now received new information of additional offences being committed by some of these suspects at multiple locations on the night of June 15th. The information has been confirmed through a search of video footage.