Police have arrested five people, and are appealing to trace a further 19 people, following disorder ahead of a Sunderland football match last month.
The violence, which happened before the West Ham match, took place on the afternoon of Saturday January 12th outside the city centre's Revolution Bar.
Both Sunderland and West Ham supporters were involved in the confrontation.
Anyone who recognises themselves in the images is asked to contact police at the earliest opportunity, and anyone who knows the identify of anyone in the images is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth, Sunderland Area Commander
"This morning a number of arrests were made in connection with disorderwhich took place before the Sunderland versus West Ham match at the
Stadium of Light last month.
Tens of thousands of people were at that match and the overwhelming
majority of football fans were there to support their team and have an
enjoyable afternoon out.
However, anyone taking part in violence or disorder either before,
during, or after football matches will not be tolerated and this
action demonstrates the tough stance we will take on anyone suspected
of being involved in such behaviour."