Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester police assistant chief constable, promises not to rest until every those responsible for disorder are put before the courts:
"We have had substantial numbers of officers on duty throughout the night and the work to ensure we can keep our streets peaceful and safe will continue in the coming days.
"There have been no incidents of disorder reported but we have made a handful of arrests of people.
"There has continued to be tremendous support from people across Greater Manchester who are providing us with information and updates about any concerns. People are continuing to phone through to the freephone hotline 0800 092 0410 and more than a quarter of a million hits on the Flickr site featuring images of wanted people.
"A major police investigation is underway to identify and put people before the courts. They have worked throughout the night to deal with individuals, a number of whom have already been jailed.
"Detectives are working through the information but they have hundreds of photographs and footage to work through and more than 200 scenes of crime that are being managed.
"We will not rest until we have been through every CCTV image we have and every piece of information we receive to identify who was responsible for the disorder, arrest them and put them before the courts."