One Dead as London Riots Continue, Spread to Other Cities
The riots in London’s streets continue and have spread to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol.
The BBC reported that a 26 year old was found shot in his car and died later in the hospital. Scores of police have been injured, fires have been burning in parts of London after a third day of violence and looting on the city’s streets. Shops have been looted as police clashed with youths, said the report.
Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday and announced that 16,000 policemen will be called out to restore quiet. Parliament will be meeting as well.
England's National Football Association has cancelled the game with Holland's National Football Team that was supposed to have taken place tomorrow.
The violence first erupted on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by police.
At least 225 people have been arrested and 36 charged following the riots across London over the past three days, the Scotland Yard told BBC.
It added that an extra 1,700 officers had been deployed across the capital on Monday night, and were receiving support from nine police forces from other parts of the country.
The trouble spread outside London on Monday evening, with scores of youths in Birmingham rampaged through a shopping area in the city, smashing windows and looting from shops. A police station in Handsworth, Birmingham, was also set on fire.
100 people were arrested in Birmingham.
The BBC also said there were reports of cars being damaged in Manchester and of up to 200 youths with masks roaming through Toxteth in Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a holiday in Italy and returned home to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Cobra.
Cameron boarded a flight on Monday night, ahead of a meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May and Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Tim Godwin on Tuesday.
A government spokesman was quoted by the BBC as saying the prime minister has been monitoring the situation on “an hourly basis.”