Thirty nine people who were arrested yesterday by the police for disturbances in town are mostly young people who are not connected to the Fisheries Minister Jimmy Lusibaea's family, says Police Commissioner Marshall.

The disturbances in certain areas around town occurred after the sentencing of the Fisheries Minister Jimmy Lusibaea.

Peter Marshall told SIBC News late yesterday evening that a couple of shops in China Town were damaged and a number of people were arrested for stealing and looting.

Mr Marshall also confirmed that a police officer was also injured after a brick was thrown at him, hitting his chin.

He says officers from the RSIPF and their RAMSI police and military counterparts did a good job working long hours yesterday, working throughout last night until today.

The police commissioner says those arrested will be facing court.