Police in Northern Ireland have released six images of people they wish to speak to in relation to disorder at Distillery Street in west Belfast last Saturday.

Twenty-nine police officers were injured when they came under attack as they supported contractors who were tasked by the landowner to remove bonfire material.

Bonfires are traditionally lit in some republican areas to mark the introduction of internment without trial in August 1971. This controversial policy saw thousands of people - mostly republicans - detained.

A PSNI Superintendent said: "Today we are releasing six images of individuals that we would like to talk to in connection with our ongoing investigations into disorder during which 29 police officers were injured.

"By releasing these images I am hopeful that either the individuals themselves will contact police directly or the wider community can help us identify them.

"We are also aware of videos circulating relating to the disorder and are continuing to examine their contents.

"We are committed to identifying those involved in this significant disorder and we will be relentless in our pursuit in bringing offenders before the Courts.

"It is in everybody's interest, as well as in the interest of justice, that those responsible are dealt with appropriately and I would urge anyone who may have any information to bring it forward to Police at Musgrave police station by calling the non-emergency number 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous."

PSNI Assisstant Chief Constable Mark McEwan speaks to the media following the injury of 29 police officers

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has condemned those behind the disturbances.

"The incidents around Distillery Street at the weekend and the attacks on the PSNI were shocking, wrong and should not have happened", the West Belfast MP said.

"Agreements had been in place to resolve issues around the bonfire and those should have been allowed to proceed as planned.

"If people have concerns around any policing operation there are mechanisms and measures to address those; they will not be resolved thought the behaviour we saw at the weekend."

The images can be viewed in full on the PSNI website.