England Riots: Four Days Later

According to Scotland Yard, at least 334 people have been arrested and 69 charged following the riots across London over the past three days.

The trouble spread outside London on Monday evening and early on Tuesday, with police in riot gear being deployed in Birmingham city centre after scores of youths rampaged through the shopping area, smashing windows and looting from shops.

There were reports of cars being damaged in Manchester. Police in Bristol said they were dealing with outbreaks of disorder involving about 150 people.

A 26-year-old man found shot in a car in Croydon, has died in hospital.

An extra 1,700 police officers were deployed in London, where shops were looted and buildings were set alight.

Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol also experienced disturbance.

Businesses in some areas of London had closed early in a bid to avoid the kind of violence that spread on Monday.

The prime minister David Cameron returned early from holiday to discuss the unrest, which first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, 29, by police.

David Cameron has recalled Parliament for Thursday in response to the “sickening scenes.”

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