The London Riots seem to be ongoing at the moment, the fires are too; the police are around London even now 1:10am; The places being mentioned since today: have been Clapham, Croydon, Birmingham, and even Liverpool.
The latest fires are at Croydon within a furniture shop called Reeves Corner and Ealing Broadway where the shopping centre is said to be on fire. Yesterday saw Croydon’s shopping centre looted and in Birmingham the Bullring shopping centre was looted, also a police station in Handsworth, Birmingham, was set on fire. Liverpool is seing their shopping centre swooped upon by around 300 people; the police are there and trying to deal with isolated outbreaks of violence and looting.
A report on the shooting of Mark Duggan is to be available today and is being provided by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The IPCC has said there is no evidence that any shots were fired by Mr Duggan.
As for the football matches West Ham and other London clubs have been told to call of their fixtures due to the dangers the riots pose. The England and Netherlands football match will be cancelled on Wednesday.
The rioters have not only been looting and damaging property, they have been clashing with police, throwing wood, bricks, and stones, at the police and all this has certainly happened yesterday and is still happening now throughout the night, the third night of violence.
The latest is that there are clashes happening with the police in Hackney. On Saturday, 26 police officers were injured, eight requiring hospital treatment, whilst the riots took place in Tottenham. (1:20am)
The scenes have been shocking to see – with a Furniture shop ablaze called House of Reeves which has been around since 1867 in Croydon making most of the headlines.
Riots in Bristol being reported which has kicked off after midnight.
David Cameron is due back today and will be chairing the Government’s Emergency meeting COBRA to discuss The London Riots. The clashes started on Saturday in Tottenham which saw the high street left devastated.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said it was “needless opportunistic theft and violence” which he said had “absolutely nothing to do with the death of Mark Duggan.” Nick was today booed and told “your a little too late.”
The Scotland Yard Commander Christin Jones has said that “Tonights acts are simply inexcusable.” Armoured vehicles have been used in the Metropolitan Police’s operations in protecting locals and their property. 525 People have been arrested since Saturday’s riots. 6,000 police officer were in London last night (Monday 8/8/2011); of these officers 44 have been injured.
The riots have been ongoing since the night all across England – and daytime today is still seeing ongoing violence, similar to yesterday.
David Cameron has said that Parliament will be recalled on Thursday. The Prime-minister has today (Tuesday) visited Croydon. The Prime-minister has said “We will do everything necessary to restore order”
In Croydon a 26 year old man was found in his car with gunshot wounds, and he later died in hospital. The Metropolitan Police operation Trident is launching an investigation.
Thornton Heath in Croydon is still having ongoing violence towards its local shops – police are on the scene and assessing damage. Boris Johnson has been talking to the local community in Clapham along with Theresa May and have been pressing the point that there will be more police tonight.
Recent updates (midday) after the arrival of David Cameron in the UK are that 16,000 police officers will be on the streets of London on Tuesday night.
18:32pm – Scotland Yard have said that 111 officers and five police dogs have been injured – the number of police officers injured is rising – Theresa May yesterday paid tribute to the officers on the riot scenes across England saying “Once again I would like to pay tribute to the brave police officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public.”
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