Daily Israel Report

Britain: London Quiet as Riots Spread to Other Cities

The unrest in Britain continues. While London remains quiet, riots and violence spread to other cities.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/10/2011, 5:04 AM

The unrest in Britain continued on Tuesday, but while London remained relatively quiet, the riots and violence spread to other cities.

The BBC reported that disturbances broke out in Manchester, Salford, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham, with shops being looted and set on fire.

The report said 47 people have been arrested in Manchester and Salford and 87 have been arrested over disorder which has broken out across the West Midlands. Some 23 have been charged in the West Midlands.

Meanwhile, riot police have surrounded a high-end shopping center following the disturbances seen in the area on Monday night.

The violence, which broke out Saturday night, has resulted in one death so far: a 26-year-old man found shot in a car in Croydon later died in hospital.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the “sickening scenes of people looting, vandalizing, thieving, robbing.”

Cameron, who cut short a holiday in Italy to deal with the unrest, told the rioters, “You will feel the full force of the law. And if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment.”

On Tuesday it was reported that the London rioting was threatening members of the large Jewish community in Stamford Hill, who had been advised not to walk alone and to be careful when going to synagogue on Tisha B’Av.

One London resident told Arutz Sheva Tuesday afternoon that Jewish businessmen and professionals are not able to travel to nearby offices, where many of their premises have been looted.