Police have released new footage of the moment in which the car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was attacked by student protestors in December last year.

The police hope releasing the images will help them identify those responsible for the attack in London’s Regent Street.

A mob of around 20 demonstrators surrounded the Rolls-Royce taking the Royal Couple to the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium on December 9. Paint was thrown at the car and Camilla was reportedly poked by a stick through an open window during the attack.

Charles and Camilla car attacked by student protestors

The grainy CCTV footage released by police shows a woman hitting the Royal car and breaking a window of one of the convoy vehicles. She is later pictured holding a man’s hand. Two other men are seen separately attacking the car.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matthew Horne, who is heading the operation said: “We believe that most of the people whose pictures we have released today may have committed serious offences of violent disorder and criminal damage in this area and urge them, or anybody who knows them, to come forward and speak to us”

“We understand the importance of the right to protest, but people who break the law and endanger those who wish to protest peacefully by committing criminal offences must face the inevitable consequences of their actions.”

Watch the footage here.