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Riots in Enfield, Edmonton, Brixton and Walthamstow

Editor’s note 2: We have opened a fresh liveblog page to cover any potential rioting tonight, and it looks like the capital’s set for a third day of disturbances. Click on over to stay updated.

Editor’s note: if you’re clicking onto this page now, why not read our roundup of last night’s events? This page is no longer being updated – we will start a fresh liveblog if anything else happens. Stay tuned!

0435: And there we are, the bottom of the hour. I’m glad I was able to keep so many people informed – what started as a proof of concept test on a news site that hasn’t even launched yet ended up outdoing the mainstream media! My heartfelt thanks to all those who tweeted updates and pictures – special mention to @seanjcameron and @rickycompton for sorting through Twitter feeds and for the graphics respectively. I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon covering anything new. Goodnight and good luck.

0429: Westfield shopping centre should be opening as normal – no indication that any shops will be shut despite heavy police presence and barricading.

0424: Guardian reporting that the violence was pre-planned, with police aware of that as early as 2pm.

0421: Latest is that the Vodafone shop in Brixton was looted earlier. Still nothing new emerging so I’ll be packing up at 0430, unless something new happens. Looking unlikely though.

0417: Rumours emerging that rioters and looters may be planning to attack Catford and Bromley tomorrow. Probably worth steering cleer and/or battening down the hatches just in case.

0415: A few more snippets about the Chingford looting: it seems that Curry’s there withstood the onslaught of looters but Halfords was less lucky.

0413: At last, a fresh picture! Courtesy of Alex Brandler, view from his bedroom window in Brixton.

0411: More on Westfield. It wasn’t evacuated, but police are taking no chances at all with the place.

0407: Brixton High Street sealed off. Reports of people looting local off-licences as well as big shops.

0406: Sky News reporter live on scene now.

0405: Nothing new emerging now. Sky News segment showing good blend of yesterday’s riots in Tottenham and today’s all over the capital. Brixton seems to have quietened down now – has everyone gone to bed? (I know I want to!)

0401: Pictures of Tottenham on Sky News honestly look like scenes from the Blitz!

0357: I think that’s sorted out the formatting. The police helicopter is back and circling over Lewisham, but there haven’t been any reports of violence or looting there this morning.

0349: WordPress’ formatting isn’t behaving itself, may be a slight delay while I sort that out. Meanwhile fire crews are leaving Brixton town centre and Sky News are due to show their latest footage at 4am. Dare I get up for long enough to switch on the telly?

0345: Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush is apparently quiet and peaceful despite (because?) of the heavy police presence there. Meanwhile reports are coming in that Halford’s in Chingford was attacked, as well as the Curry’s there. Both shops are close to the A406 North Circular.

0342: VIDEO: Fire at Footlocker in Brixton.

0339: Argos in Tottenham Hale was apparently looted as well. The main focus of the riots appears to have been an easy opportunity to smash into shops and steal consumer goods rather than attack the police.

0335: BBC staff have apparently been told to avoid Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush). Seems that police are expecting a concerted attack on the shopping centre, judging by earlier reports of barricades, dogs and armed police being deployed there.

0334: LBC radio is reporting that Argos in Streatham has been hit by looters.

0332: False reports by Twitterers that the army’s been called in. They haven’t. Neither has a curfew been imposed. And there isn’t a news blackout either. Where do people get these ideas from?

0327: Coldharbour Lane in Brixton has apparently calmed down as well, with the only people present being bored policemen and cars driving away from the area.

0324: Just had a look at the comments on this page. Apparently Croydon pubs and bars were closed earlier in case the rioting and looting spread to there.
0322: Small groups of looters are running rings around the police in Brixton. Three police carriers sped up to Aldi before driving off abruptly.

0319: Courtesy of @subedited on Twitter, a picture from outside Morley’s (Brixton High Street), not Coldharbour Lane as originally thought:

0316: Westfield staff member says that police escorted staff out of the building and to the local taxi rank; nobody was allowed to leave alone. Warnings also given out about possible attacks.

0315: Police helicopter has apparently moved away from Brixton – not heard for about quarter of an hour now. Possibly gone to refuel.

0312: Another mini-map courtesy of Ricky Compton, pinpointing the buildings in Brixton that were attacked:

0311: Apparently youths DID start causing disorder in Oxford Circus earlier. A police windscreen was smashed in Islington as well.

0310: Update from the Met Police:

“Police are tonight responding to copycat criminal activity across London and are deploying officers to tackle it.

There has been looting in a number of boroughs in north, east and south London by small and mobile groups. Groups of youths continue to attack police officers and a number of police vehicles have been damaged.

Three officers have been taken to hospital after being hit by a fast moving vehicle at approx 00:45hrs. The officers were in the process of making arrests in Chingford Mount, Waltham Forest, in connection with youths looting a shop. Two officers are believed to have superficial injuries and the other has an injury to his knee.”

0309: More news from Westfield shopping centre: police have erected semi-permanent barricades and deployed armed officers and dogs. What are they expecting there?

0305: Brixton looters reportedly stealing goods from each other now the shops are empty.

0302: Edmonton Green is now reported to be all quiet, with late-night shops reopening and police regrouping at the police station. Add that to Enfield – two of the original flashpoints have now calmed down. All is quiet at Southgate after the rumoured bomb scare earlier.

0301: Police outside Bodyshop in Brixton.

0259: Report in from Westfields, apparently police there are erecting barriers by the entrances.

0257: Much better. Right. Latest update from Brixton Curry’s is that police pushed rioters away from Brixton station up Effra Road towards Curry’s.

0250: Back in five minutes, I need a coffee. Looks like I’ve accidentally reposted a few pictures from earlier without realising.

0246: No more reports from Southgate – apparently the area is back to its usual calm.

0242: Lots of people on Twitter claiming that there’s a media blackout. This is just a rumour; the Met Police have confirmed that there is no news blackout on tonight’s events. If Sky and the BBC want to be behind the curve, that’s their lookout ;)

0241: Police have said that rival gangs are now starting fights at King’s College Hospital after two gang members were admitted with minor wounds.

0239: Solid line of riot police still sealing off Coldharbour Lane/Atlantic Road crossroads in Brixton.

0237: Effra Road, Brixton, is now clear of crowds, reports Sean Cameron. Situation at Curry’s still fluid – police in the area and lots of looters still walking off with stuff.

0235: Enfield town centre now deserted except for police and fire crews, plus TV crews with bodyguards. A far cry from the rioting which sparked off tonight’s mayhem.

0234: Police reinforcements arrive at Curry’s, and the crowd of looters scatter:

0228: VIDEO: Police helicopter flying very low over Brixton. Other reports have come in that the helicopter was flying as low as 100ft.

0226: Yet more from Currys in Brixton. Where are the police? Not long ago they were reported to be there and clearing away the looters.

0222: Brixton Currys latest. Looks like the police may need to return there and post a few bobbies to keep an eye on the place.

0219: Sky News is showing footage of the Footlocker fire in Brixton.

0216: Detailed map showing locations of buildings hit in the inital rioting yesterday evening in Enfield. Sterling work by Ricky Compton on the graphics!

0214: Curry’s in Brixton a few minutes ago. Much calmer than earlier although police efforts to disperse the rioters hasn’t quite worked just yet.

0212: Kemshott School on Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, has been damaged by rioters – latest. Police are reportedly moving rapidly into the area.

0210: Police helicopter in action over Brixton Curry’s a minute or two ago.

0208: Yes, the kissing couple picture was from Vancouver, thanks to all pointing it out via Twitter – my fault for not checking it first!

0206: Police helicopter above Brixton now, reports Sean Cameron. Thanks also to Ricky Compton for supplying the map graphic below.

0205: Dalston unrest has subsided, police are now on the streets stopping, searching and arresting suspects.

0202: Graphic of tonight’s violence so far. Red spots denote areas hit by rioting and looting.

0200: Interesting picture, supposedly from Brixton earlier. Strange choice of time and place!

(edit – not an actual picture from today at all. Hey ho, I’m just a bloke sitting in my living room)

0158: Person in Brixton says hes seen two young people carrying a stolen television down his street, with one claiming to be scared about what was going on.

0157: VIDEO: Rioters fighting over stolen goods at Brixton Curry’s. (external)

0154: VIDEO: Police being driven back at Brixton. (external link again)

0152: New update from Walthamstow: BHS is now being attacked by looters.

0152: Large police presence still on the ground at Edmonton Green – riot police, riot vans, the whole works. No indication of further violence/looting/arson there as yet.

0149: Sports Direct at Green Lanes shopping centre is apparently being looted. The rioters are spreading faster than police can respond now, it seems. Indications from Brixton are that some riot police have been redeployed elsewhere.

0148: AUDIO – Brixton man describes the scenes on the ground. (link to Audioboo page because wordpress won’t let me embed this one)

0145: Police have now cordoned off Brixton Curry’s and are attempting to regain control there. Looters are spilling away down back streets.

0141: Dedication to duty in Brixton McDonald’s as an employee wipes down the tables following rioters’ attempts to smash the place up!

0139: Scratch my last – police are still very much on the Brixton scene, in Atlantic Road. Meanwhile heavy rain is putting out fires in commercial waste bins on Coldharbour Road.

0137: Police in Brixton have packed up and left about twenty minutes ago, leaving locals wondering what’s going on. There is no sign of rioters there now so perhaps the rain drove them back home?

0134: Seems the lack of news from Walthamstow was misleading. McDonald’s, the Small and Market shops have been smashed and Chingford Morrisons is alight as well.

0131: Reports coming in of meyhem from Leyton. Situation in Brixton is still fluid – just waiting on pictures from our man on the ground, Sean Cameron.

0126: Curry’s in Brixton a few minutes ago:

0123: Yobs are rampaging through Leyton – apparently a bike shop has just been smashed up there. Anyone else in Leyton and can provide updates?

0121: Reports coming in of a bomb threat at Southgate tube station, supposedly 100+ police in the area. This might be more trouble-makers trying to spread police resources; why would you place a bomb in a closed train station?

0118: Mcdonald’s in Holloway is being stormed by people in hoodies:

0112: Sean Cameron reports that webcams along Brixton High Street have been blocked from public view.

0108: Sky News reporting that 6 fire engines are attending the burning Footlocker store in Brixton.

0106: Updates from the comments: Tesco’s in Bakers Arms, Leyton, is being ransacked by youths – thanks to Lauren for that snippet. Meanwhile, Westfields shopping centre seems to have warmed up considerably – seeking confirmation.

0103: Heavy rain now falling in Brixton. The BBC’s man on the ground says that small groups of rioters are now moving away from the area. No new pictures for a little while – tweet me @gazthejourno if you have anything to contribute.

0102: Iceland on Calley Road, Brixton, has apparently had a window smashed.

0100: Situation on Brixton High St becoming calmer, apparently because the rioters have heard that Curry’s has been broken into. Looting has happened in Enfield, Edmonton and Brixton so far tonight.

0055: People on the ground in Brixton and Edmonton Green (south of Enfield, where tonight’s riots started) are complaining that it’s raining. Historically, poor weather tends to make rioters disperse quicker.

0053: Marks and Spencer (M&S) in Brixton has been set alight as well. These rioters seem remarkably well equipped with arson equipment.

0050: Curry’s in Brixton now coming under attack.

0047: “Police are responding to a significant amount of criminal activity across London and are deploying officers to tackle it.”

Official Met Police tweet just now. Good to see they’re keeping themselves up to date…

0046: the Metropolitan Police press people have finally woken up and tweeted, denying that there is a media blackout on the riots. Thank goodness, or I’d be in a lot of trouble!

0044: Fluid crowd apparently gathering around Brixton tube station and defying efforts by police to disperse them.

0043: Someone in Enfield claims to have heard a gunshot. Unconfirmed – am checking. Likely to be something cooking off in a fire rather than firearms discharge.

0040: Apparently looters are still hard at it in Brixton despite police efforts to clear them out.

0038: ‘Admiral’ in the comments to this post says he might know who the idiot in the picture below is. Apparently his first name may be Rhodes – does anyone know any more?

0035: Reports of youths now throwing more stones and bottles at police in Brixton. No news from elsewhere at the moment – Enfield seems to have calmed down or dissipated. Walthamstow hasn’t had any new activity in a little while either … meanwhile, if you’ve any fresh updates, do tweet: @gazthejourno

0032: Matthew Taylor of the Guardian reports that police are now moving to clear Brixton town centre of rioters. Someone else just said that the police drew batons after an object was thrown at their lines.

0029: Remember how youths were throwing stones at Westfield Shopping Centre in West London? Here’s a recent pic from the ground there, and it’s as busy as you’d expect at half past twelve on Monday morning.

0027: Neil Henderson, BBC Home News editor, is on the ground in Brixton and reports that hundreds of people are waiting around corners for the police. Their line doesn’t look too strong:

0025: … and here’s a picture:

0023: Footlocker on Brixton High St is reported to be ablaze. There’s an awful lot of arsonists out tonight.

0022: More of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, police have most definitely got it sealed off. Not many actual updates coming in from Enfield now, it seems to have calmed down a bit judging from volume of actual updates/pics on the ground.

0017: Update via jc54322 on Twitter, Hemel Hempstead is not on fire. That picture was from 2005. Mea culpa!

0013: Crowd outside H&M in Brixton, apparently they are looting the shop:

0011:Brixton a few minutes ago. Not many police in that particular area despite earlier reports of 200+ youths in the area. Perhaps the crowd are beginning to disperse?

Stoke Newington High Street just now:

0007: Went for a drink, sorry about that. Nothing major seems to have emerged in the last few minutes. Coldharbour Lane in Brixton has a heavy police presence but that’s about it so far.

2359: Seems that Royal Mail aren’t immune from being targeted. It’s unclear exactly what the police are doing to mop things up out there – does anyone know? The riots just seem to be spreading across more of North London.

2356: The Hemel Hempstead reports are still unconfirmed – apparently there’s trees near the retail park there and our picture doesn’t feature any arboreal delights … Brixton was still heaving with police a minute ago.

2350: Utterly surreal, to borrow the words of Paul Lewis. Evangelical Christians have taken to the streets:

2347: Hemel Hempstead Primark’s apparently just gone up in flames. This is spreading, even as Enfield and Edmonton are seemingly calming down. Reporters from the mainstream news agencies are being dispatched to Brixton now.

2343: Paul Lewis says that many of the Edmonton rioters are in cars, making it difficult for dismounted police to keep up with them.

2342: Scene at least a third of a mile away from Walthamstow High St.

2337: Brixton about twenty minutes ago. Police are out in force there as well. The Westfield incident seems to have been overstated – no further updates from there.

2335: The Daily Telegraph’s Andrew Hough reports that a group of 200 youths are now bottling police in Brixton.

2333: Sainsbury’s on the A10 in Enfield about two minutes ago. It’s clearly been broken into but it looks strangely untouched, unlike the town centre earlier. Perhaps the force of the Enfield rioters is finally dissipating?

2329: Large group of youths in Brixton just started throwing bottles at police. Their faces are covered, apparently.

2327: More reports of things going on from Walthamstow. Two fire engines and police Tactical Support Group (TSG) on the spot now. Fire service waiting for police to clear rioters out of the way. It’s not actually clear what’s happened there – any news? @gazthejourno on Twitter if you’ve got a tip.

2322: Interesting. Paul Lewis, Guardian man on the ground, claims to have overheard youths saying that this was all pre-planned. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports are circulating that a police van’s just been smashed in Brixton (see 2318 below).

2318: Brixton a few minutes ago. This means we have a riot spreading northwards from Enfield through Ponders End, disorder in Walthamstow, gangs roaming the streets in Bow and now Brixton! I don’t envy the police’s job tonight.

2314: Latest image from Enfield High St, apparently.

… and this one is the aftermath of the stabbing on Elizabeth Ride. At least ambulance crews aren’t afraid to get stuck in.

2312: Apparently Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, has just said that trouble’s emerging there too. Two fire engines are in the area according to people there.

2308: Another youth has been stabbed outside Edmonton Conservative Club.

2304: Back as normal – WordPress apparently decided to do routine maintenance on their servers, perfect timing…

Updates from the last 15 minutes: youths are stoning passing traffic at Westfield Shopping Centre in West London, and the stabbing victim from earlier is now walking. His friends are refusing to co-operate with police “because we fucking hate you”.

2257: Whoops, WordPress just had a bit of a tizz and went on a go-slow, seems to be back now though. Krispy Kreme got away quite lightly after all:

2249: The riot’s now spread up to Ponders End bus garage, which is quite a way from Enfield itself. Meanwhile someone in Bow just tweeted that a gang of youths were walking down his road openly brandishing baseball bats. Have the police abandoned other areas of the capital tonight?

2244: Riot is apparently spreading towards Ponders End, which is north-east of Enfield. Meanwhile commercial organisations are trying to muscle in on the Twitter feed. Phone numbers for a group of solicitors and for something that looked like a surveyor’s are going past now.

2240: “Sustained and chaotic” baton charges by police dog handlers, according to Paul Lewis of the Guardian, who’s on the ground.

2237: Unknown road junction in Enfield – plenty of police in the area now by the looks of things. No sign of the riots abating; this could carry on through the night.

2231: Dropping the ‘update’ text from here on in! This is Tesco Express in Enfield as of five minutes ago:. Note smashed window – significant lack of damage inside.

UPDATE 2230: Reports are coming in that rioters on the A10 are throwing petrol bombs at passing cars. If you have any relatives anywhere near the area, please encourage them to get well away.

UPDATE 2228: The burning car from earlier (which was on Gentleman’s Row) has just gone up – apparently the fuel tank detonated. Meanwhile Tesco Express has apparently been looted but police were on the scene relatively quickly, arresting at least two people.

UPDATE 2224: A picture’s just been posted to Twitter claiming to be of armed police questioning a small group of rioters. The picture itself is far too dark to make anything out – let’s see if that’s confirmed.

UPDATE 2221: (re-update: this is apparently Nandos, not Krispy Kreme.

UPDATE 2216: This idiot took a picture of himself posing with his loot. Can anyone identify him?

UPDATE 2212: Nothing new really emerging now. Twitter’s full of concerned people but few who seem to be on the ground. Apparently a group of people have barricaded themselves inside Krispy Kreme on the A10 because the rioters have just reached them.

UPDATE 2201: Vehicle just set alight in Enfield, police say they’re aware but don’t have enough resources available at the moment.

UPDATE 2159: thanks to @alxpye on Twitter, the mysterious black police vehicle from earlier is a “Guardian” – Metropolitan Police (DVS) Armour-plated 2005 Ford F450 XL Super Duty Public Order Van. Looks like the Met weren’t taking any chances tonight!

UPDATE 2157: Paul Lewis, the Guardian’s man on the ground, says that the police have managed to clear the town centre. No news from the direction of the retail park. Tweet stream’s also being hijacked by conspiracy theorists claiming that the Met waterboarded someone in 2009…

UPDATE 2153: Picture of man being arrested by police earlier:

UPDATE 2148: Strange black police vehicle photographed earlier. Any idea what unit this is associated with?

UPDATE 2147: Someone just tweeted that a youth is on the ground unconscious after being attacked by police dogs. No confirmation yet.

UPDATE 2139: Morrisons and Cineworld have apparently been wrecked. Sky News have just got their outside broadcast team on the ground with footage of people being chased by riot police and dogs.

UPDATE 2136: Tweet stream being throttled again (thankyou Tweetdeck). Police say “several” people arrested in Enfield and an unknown number of officers in Brixton have also been injured.

UPDATE 2133: Private cars being set ablaze:

UPDATE 2130: Sky News man on the ground says the A10 is “eerily quiet” and that the mobs are moving towards the retail park. This fits with the reports about looters there around twenty minutes ago.

UPDATE 2129: Just saw a tweet flash past mentioning “Westminster tomorrow”. Suggests a level of organisation behind these riots. No more details emerging from the ground, majority of tweets now seem to be retweets from earlier. My tweet stream’s no longer being throttled, suggesting fewer tweets going onto the #enfield hashtag.

UPDATE 2126: Nando’s has apparently been set alight. Scant fresh details emerging – I may have been jumping the gun earlier by saying poliec were gaining the upper hand. A council van has also been set on fire, apparently.

UPDATE 2114: Brick wall has been kicked down to provide ammunition for rioters to throw at the police:

UPDATE 2108: Police riot vans moving into the area. Despite the mainstream media blackout (except for Paul Lewis of the Guardian) indications are that the police seem to be regaining control of the heart of the area.

UPDATE 2107: Rioters have broken into a local chemist:

UPDATE 2105: PC World in Enfield retail park has been broken into according to a few people. No new pictures of confrontations between police and rioters – perhaps the police are just letting them get on with it? Reports that at least two helicopters are overhead.

UPDATE 2102: New picture of black youth being arrested. Situation seems to have stabilised, with few new snippets of info emerging. Someone just tweeted that a rioter is hiding in her front garden – Tweetdeck’s moving too fast for me to keep up!

UPDATE 2055: 20 Territortial Support Group officers are guarding Enfield Town mainline railway station. Police dogs have also been seen on the ground.

UPDATE 2051: Police have confirmed that more resources have been deployed across London. A crowd broke into a jewellery store and were almost immediately repulsed by baton-wielding riot police.

Following last night’s riots in Tottenham a fresh wave of violence has broken out in Enfield, North London.

Sky News is reporting that windows have been smashed and a police car vandalised so far. HMV in Enfield has been attacked, with looters currently ransacking the shop floor.

Riot police are on the scene but the cause of the riots is unclear at the moment. Twitter users on the scene are posting numerous pictures of the scene as it unfolds.

This page will be updated as fresh details emerge and can be verified. Please refresh this page regularly!

  1. bill gates
    Sunday, 7 August, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    the big black vehicle is an anti terrorist type used for sieges … it’s bullet proof/bomb proof. It’s more a show than everything of use in riots control …

    • Spartacus
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:46 AM

      The only real coverage of this is on LBC, Obviously not been d-noticed, but there is at least a mini news blackout. I’ve been flicking between BBC and SKY all night. Enfield is the only place even mentioned, and then only briefly. TBTB are obviously rattled, expect more of these tactics in the future. The revolution will not be televised. Time for some of you middle class anarchists to practice what you preach and start giving some direction to this misguided underclass. if they realised the power they have they wouldn’t be robbing iphones and KFC but could actually bring this rotten system down. If the met can’t handle a few hundred teenagers, imagine if it was 10,000

      • Dave T
        Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:01 PM

        Are you serious!?? These F***ing idiots trying to run a country Half of them probably can’t even spell there own name!

  2. Sunday, 7 August, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    really appreciating all the updates. Thank you.

  3. 78Danny
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    picture of fire is from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4399518.stm not hemel hemsted

  4. daryl
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    2 jewlers robbed in waltham cross

  5. Rob Mayer
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Who are these young rioters? A new subculture? Disappointed youngsters who can’t afford uni fees?Anarcho- Politicos? Entrepreneurs? EDL? Young socialists? A big prize for whoever gets there first.

    • Mario
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:25 AM

      Idiots.

    • Frank
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:38 AM

      how about crack head scum?

    • annna
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:42 AM

      they are just thugs

    • matthew
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:40 AM

      are u f…g dumb? they are BLACKS/ARABS
      what do you expect 70% of London is colored
      get used to it libtard

      • Betty
        Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:40 PM

        http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=2235

        58% of Londoners are white, dont recall seeing any ‘arabs’ being arrested dickhead. And most ‘arabs’ live in West London where there were no riots. Don’t make up figures or sweeping generalisations to back your brainless comments. It will also be the non white peopulation that mop up the mess, the NHS nurses, street cleaners, shop owners. Also, it was mainly non whites that were affected. What exactly is your point, cunt?

  6. bob stapleshire
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    hemel hempstead reports are fake, i think someone is making it up

    http://twitter.com/#!/HemelNews

  7. Sam Jones
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    Very few of the report fires tonight have been true. I live in the enfield area and the situations is seemingly calm compared to earliers looting. Alot of vandalism but little fire

  8. Admiral
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Jesus christ!! i know that guy from the picture (posing with the loot) he was in my school year, his first name was rhodes, going to find his facebook now. Was a real dick then as well…

  9. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Admiral – can you post an update on him if you get it please? V interested in that.

    • gfhftyftyfgh
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:45 AM

      leave the poor fellow alone. looting shops is everyones right.

      • Laurie
        Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:03 PM

        Get jobs and you will be able to buy your own stuff. There just thieves

    • Ezekiel
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:37 AM

      Are you filth or summat?

  10. Rob
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    BRIXTON: Moving up Effra Road heading to Herne Hill. http://yfrog.com/h2ru5ouj

  11. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    this is what happens when the capitalist system goes into crisis and the youth face back to back cuts in almost every regard to any program that helps them. and when an oppressed community faces these kinds of troubles and then faces attacks by police there is sure as hell goign to be trouble for the state.

    Remember the 15 year old kid shot dead by greek police? yeah that didnt go over well for the coppers there.

  12. Lauren
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    The Tesco’s in Bakers Arms, Leyton is being looted by kids, my friend saw it as she drove past

  13. lucy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    Whats going on in westfields? http://yfrog.com/klw4loyj

  14. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Any Idea’s what they’re using to start the fires? The BBC made mention of petrol bombs last night but I’ve yet to see any pictures of anyone actually holding or throwing one?

  15. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    T-mobile shop in Palmers Green has been smashed up.

    • Alex Wilkinson
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:12 AM

      I had heard that stuff had happend in Palmers Green too through friends who lived there

      i also know that Friern Barnet Retail Park had been earlier home to about 30 Police Vans, i assume that they have been dispatched out now.

  16. A Dot N2
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    admiral your a grass

  17. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    And A Dot N2, your a tit

  18. A Dot N2
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    cat you can kiss me where i poo u tart

  19. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    The pics of things ‘warming up’ in Westfield are fake, nothing too much is happening there.

  20. big balls
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    grass

  21. jes
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    We are the world

  22. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    I would do but there aint no room because bigballs is too busy sticking it up there! The lad in the pic is a thieving scumbag and should have his fingers cut off!!! Theres protesting, and then there is using a situation to your own gain.

    • Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:49 AM

      fingers cut off? how medieval of you. you sure you are in the right century?

  23. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    Well at least they would find it hard to continue their thieving ways.

  24. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:52 AM

    Good coverage!

  25. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    really good coverage, much better than the crappy mainstream media. Reminds me of aljazeera showing the state tv footage of the cairo uprising.
    And now they know this can be done , the rest of the week is gonna be madness, businesses might as well board up now

  26. A Dot N2
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    doees it really affect your life ? what does it matter if hes nicked a few games and a bit of coco butter… good on u mate! he was in my class at school and i hope he gets away with it!!! go on mate

    • Fuck off
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:51 PM

      How does people protesting then mean building get set on fire and things get stolen? How does that even make sense. Take it where you live didnt burn down to the ground? Do you even have a job? Im amazed you two even went to school, but given that it has turned out thickos and thieves must have been a shitty one. No it doesnt affect my life, but it affects someones, it affects the lives of the people that have to clean up the mess and the community that have to deal with the consequences I dont expect a thick bitch like you that has probably never spent more than one second thinking about anything other then when their giro is gonna be picked up. Which is wont, because the post office burned down. Enjoy your shit life, prick

  27. Romfordrobbie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Don’t know how true , but been told by one of the guys at work it’s going off in stratford and ilford

  28. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Last link says it all… http://yfrog.com/5hk9dsz

  29. marlow
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:58 AM
  30. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    the picture of the couple on the ground is form the vancouver riot a few weeks ago. the girl got cracked in the head by a pic and her boyfriend was comforting her.

  31. Shane Thomas
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Quick point about the couple kissing on the ground. I’ve seen that picture before. It was taken during riots in Canada – months ago

  32. wes
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    that picture @ 0200 is NOT FROM TODAY NOR EVEN THIS COUNTRY ITS WEEKS OLD

  33. Zoe
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    0200 kissing picture is from the vancouver riot in june

  34. ece
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    that pic is from kaskade riot in hollywood dude.

  35. rich
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    I can hear a helicopter hovering over Brixton, around Effra Road way.

  36. Brett F
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    the latest pic (sex couple) is from canada riots a few months back

  37. fanfan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    that picture isn’t from Brixton, it’s old

  38. Ed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    picture under 2.00 was from the canada riots a few weeks ago

  39. Ludo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    picture posted at 2:00 isn’t from brixton – it’s an old photo nothing to do with London riots!

  40. Saz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    Your 2am picture is not from recent riots. Use tineye and you’ll see where it’s from.

  41. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    02:00 picture is not of the London riots; it’s a pic that went viral a few months ago and it wasn’t actually a kiss, just the timing of the pic looks like it was

  42. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    The photo at 0200 isn’t Brixton, I’ve seen it before somewhere.

  43. jack
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    the picture of the couple making out is taken from the montreal riots and has been photoshopped on

  44. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    LOL that picture of the couple kissing isn’t from Brixton. I saw it on Tumblr months ago. Hipster shit.

  45. eggchan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    the kiss is a perth guy and canadian woman…..in canada….about 6-8 months ago….

  46. Jon
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM
  47. Bill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    That photo of the couple kissing isn’t brixton, its vancouver!!!

    See – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/06/17/vancouver-kissing-couple.html

  48. Nicholas
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    That picture is a famous one from the student riots… not from Brixton.

  49. Tej
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    The picture at 0200 of the people kissing on the streets in Brixton, is not from Brixton at all. I saw that picture couple months ago from some where else.

  50. Imogen
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM

    That photo from 0200 is from riots in Greece, I believe! But all of this is absolute madness, I’m just praying it doesn’t reach my area.

  51. Dan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    the 0200 pictuire is actaully from the Toronto riots a few weeks ago.

  52. gm
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    that kissing one is from a riot in canada a few weeks ago.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/vancouver-riot-kiss-photograph-mystery

  53. letz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    that riot kiss is from a few months ago in america, not UK!

  54. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    no, it was vancouver i believe. either way. it was taken after the girl got cracked in the head by a cop.

  55. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    That picture isn’t from Brixton, it’s from the riots in Canada a couple of weeks ago.

  56. Raj Gill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    That picture of the couple kissing from “Brixton” is from the Vancouver riots a few weeks back.

  57. Josh
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    That photo of the two people is from the Vancouver riot ffs!

  58. Z
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    2am photo – that’s not Brixton, that’s an old photo. And she’s injured, he’s helping her – it was confirmed in other photos. Just an odd camera angle of another riot

  59. Gillian
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    That photo of the couple kissing is from the Vancouver riot a couple of weeks ago.

  60. jward
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    RE: ‘kissing’ couple photo: That picture is NOT from Brixton, it is a month or so old from a demonstration in the US, the girl was actually trampled by police and the guy is helping her as she was injured, odd camera angle, the news channel got slated for this.

  61. Nicholas
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    Sorry meant Vancouver after the ice hockey game

  62. eggchan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    jack :
    the picture of the couple making out is taken from the montreal riots and has been photoshopped on

    its not photoshopped, he is just looking after her, look up the video

  63. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    That photo’s from french riots a while back.

  64. mcspeed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    that photo of the people kissing in the street is old and was in the papers a while ago, irish riots i think?

  65. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM
  66. JC
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    The picture from 0200 was from CANADA some weeks ago

  67. RDuncan8
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    that pic is from the vancouver riot earlier this year

  68. rob
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    The photo posted at 2.00am is from the Vancouver, Canada riots earlier this year

  69. Mark
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    That picture isn’t from London, it was posted around the time of the Vancouver riots too.

  70. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    The 2.00am image isn’t from London, it’s been on the web for ages and ages, think it was originally Italy??? But don’t quote me on that. Either way, definitely not from these riots.

  71. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    the first pic is from a canadian! after a game there was a riot and the guy helped his girlfriend up and it looked like they were kissing…

  72. woot
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    that photo just put up is NOT from this riot…whoever says or said it is…is a retard…I saw that picture about a month ago…

  73. Reggie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    That picture @ 2:00 is from the Vancouver riots after the NHL Stanley Cup finals. Nothing to do with London.

  74. Dylan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    That picture of the couple from Brixton earlier isn’t right, it was taken a couple of months ago during riots in Vancouver

  75. amy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    the photo posted at 2am is from the vancouver hockey riots earlier this year apart from that good coverage in comparison to all the news channels who are being useless

  76. Upaul
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    right so its only been a couple incidents in southgate and cockfosters, but related incidents nonetheless. but Asda, and Tescos in Southgate were looted. And the carphone warehouse in cockfosters was looted http://yfrog.com/kig4cisj

  77. Evian
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    0200 picture is from the riots in Vancouver lol. Remember seeing that picture on Yahoo a few weeks ago.

  78. Chris
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Picture of couple kissing in street is from the recent Vancouver riots, it is quite easy to tell from the Police uniforms and traffic lights that that is not a London street.

  79. bob roberts
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    “quality journalism for West London”. My arse. Check your sources before reposting old pictures.

  80. Naj
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    That picture of the couple kissing on the road is NOT from tonight. Refer to this http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/vancouver-riot-kiss-photograph-mystery

  81. Zebi
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    0200: Interesting picture, supposedly from Brixton earlier. Strange choice of time and place!

    This picture is from Canada and it’s months old!! It was after a hockey game or some ish.

  82. Martin
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM
  83. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    That picture from 2:00am is definitely not Brixton…

  84. la fee
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    “0200: Interesting picture, supposedly from Brixton earlier. Strange choice of time and place!”
    NO NO NO it is from 17 Jun 2011

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3645062/Couple-make-love-at-hockey-riot.html

  85. dogtanion
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    That kissing pic is from the Vancouver riots earlier this year.

    I’ve heard it’s going off in Stratford, this pic confirms http://lockerz.com/s/127626791

  86. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    The kissing pic. Old news. From Canada a few months back

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13807494

  87. Juju
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    That last pic is from Canada or some place like that. But its weeks old.

  88. Freddie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM

    Picture @ 2.00am was taken in Vancouver riots last month.

  89. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Ah yeah, Vancouver…where the hell did I get Italy from??!

  90. x
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    that latest picture (http://thewestlondoner.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/enfield43.jpg?w=300&h=199) is from the canadian riots

  91. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    The couple that appear to be kissing are actually from Vancouver, it was taken in June

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/vancouver-kiss-couple-riot-police

  92. TOD
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Newest picture is fake. It happened in Canada about a month ago.

  93. Jack the Lad
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    That photo of the couple is from vancouver riots. D’oh

  94. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    That picture of the couple on the road is from the Vancouver riot in June.

  95. Jonny
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    0200 image is from Greece riots… Since when have traffic lights been above ground in brixton?

    • eggchan
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:09 AM

      canada

  96. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Some of these photos have been in the Internet for ages, the couple on the floor kissing is defo not Brixton. Still whats going on is not a riot it’s chavs just bloody stealing and acting like animals. Their not protesting for anything just causing trouble because they can, glad to see your reporting about it. We will soon find out wants true and false tomorrow anyway.

  97. G
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    Snitches! Bitches!?

  98. jessica
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM

    The picture of the two people kissing in the street is weeks and weeks old isn’t even in this country. But rest of coverage seems to be good. Its scary living in walthamstow right now

  99. Jonny
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    Scrap that, meant Canada!

  100. Drew
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    That pic supposedly from 2am is from a riot in Canada.

  101. Lina
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    crazy stuff, but thanks for the updates! =/
    p.s. that first picture of the couple kissing is actually from the vancouver riot a while back.

  102. Rob
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    Yeah, the amazing kissing picture is from a Vancouver riot about sport.
    You know Google have got “reverse image search” now, right?

    http://images.google.com/

  103. Linnerz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    The photo of the randy pair is from vancouver, taken last month

  104. Jill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:10 AM

    2000 picture is from the riot in Vancouver a few months back, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/vancouver-kiss-couple-riot-police sorry to disappoint as it is a very interesting picture!

  105. Alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:11 AM

    Carphone Warehouse Cockfosters smashed up… no more details than that right now though, sorry.

    http://yfrog.com/kig4cisj

  106. Kyle
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:11 AM
  107. Amy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Any news about Westfield????

  108. robbo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    I think he might know that the photo is not from tonight now guys…

  109. Aaguest
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    02:00 picture is from Vancouver after the Stanley Cup final!!

  110. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Hopefully the rain now falling in London will send some of the troublemakers back to their homes!

  111. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    The idiot who posted a photo with his loot on Twitter is an absolute idiot. He deserves to be caught.

  112. M
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:16 AM

    Cockfosters in North London has had a shop smashed. http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2907/18526510150258456579037.jpg

    There are a few people hanging around with covered faces

  113. Adam
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    “0208: Yes, the kissing couple picture was from Vancouver, thanks to all pointing it out via Twitter – my fault for not checking it first”

    Yeah, it’s not like you’re busy doing other stuff or anything…

  114. siraj
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    there are a old block of flats behind westfields shopping centre, and they are alight, huge possibility that the building may come down !

  115. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    Over here in Vancouver we had name and shame websites set up for photos from the recent riots here. It caught a lot of people out. I say grass them all up. Its your London and these people are destroying it.

  116. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Stick an unobtrusive ad on the site; I’m sure people won’t mind clicking on it tonight to show their appreciation!

  117. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    You posted that ‘latest’ Curry photo an hour ago already.

    • Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:31 AM

      Give the guy a break, he’s posting updates at a ludicrous speed, surpassing all the mainstream news. Keep up the good work @gazthejourno

      • Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:33 AM

        Whoa, was just trying to help keep him up to date! Some of the stuff on here I’ve sent to him!

  118. George
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    You cannot be sure of the chronological order of any photos/videos you receive. I could send you that same photo of Currys in a few more hours but it doesn’t mean there are still people there. The fact that we are relying on people other than the mainstream media for this information makes it somewhat unreliable.

    • bob roberts
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:44 AM

      “The fact that we are relying on people other than the mainstream media for this information makes it somewhat unreliable.”

      Yeah sure, mainstream media is always much more reliable, complete and impartial. Why aren’t you following the latest events on the BBC news website then.

  119. M
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:33 AM
    • Alex
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:04 AM

      This is not Cockfosters. There is no grass outside the shop and the shop name is in two lines on the shop banner and not on one line

      • KSG
        Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:01 AM

        Looks to me like it is the one in Cockfosters, just taken from the side street where there is grass.

  120. dammi
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Apparently people are rioting in Croydon! Do you have any conformation of this???

  121. Ben
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Edmonton Green 50 storey residential building reported on raging fire I saw the photo

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:53 AM

      Nope, that’s a hoax, the photo going around is of an apartment block that burned down in Shanghai, doo a bit of google image search.

  122. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    you are re-posting pics from ealier. you are confusing things now sadly

  123. Greg
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Rioters looted the T-mobile shop in palmers green and have reportedly driven a car into a jewelers shop. Up to 100 vigilantes have gathered to try and stop any further looting.

    • Greg
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:39 AM

      That should read – up to 100 youths involved – vigilantes have gathered to try and stop any further looting.

  124. DJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    Thanks for the updates. The helicopter video link does not work.

  125. mist
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    greatupdates… beatswaitin 4 sky news to report it

  126. pauly
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    Nothing happening at Westfield. Either hype or a hoax.

    http://twitpic.com/62nosk

    Pic taken c 2:15 am

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:55 AM

      Earlier in the evening there was a small gang of kids messing around but police chased them off very quickly, since then all other reports have been hoax, including a lot of hoax pics.

  127. scarz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    looting in stratford centre JD sports

    http://lockerz.com/s/127635931

  128. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:53 AM

    Hmm, strange. The people I follow who live in that area say everything is calm as usual. In fact this is one of the few nights they haven’t heard the police helicopters overhead.

  129. Alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:54 AM

    There was never any trouble or bomb scare in Southgate. I’ve been up the high street a couple of times tonight including just after the bomb scare rumour and there is not a single policeman about

  130. rich
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    The police chopper in Brixton appears to have left, I haven’t heard it for the last 10minutes or so.

  131. michael
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Kool reporting, keep it up.

  132. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    This blog must be real popular tonight, nice work guys! I’m addicted to reading all this lol :p

  133. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Thanks for all your work on this Gaz

    Much appreciated!

  134. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Nice one for the updates mate….

    This page below is a joke, queue onslaught x

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Burning-Down-Footlocker-During-A-Riot-For-Shits-Gigs/133506963406643

  135. jen
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    This is what happens when you let turdworlders into a first world country. Wake up you fukwits.

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:04 AM

      You might have noticed this blog is supposed to be a way of keeping track of what’s going on, not a soapbox for your rants.

    • Jennifer
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:08 AM

      Yes, its CLEARLY all their fault isnt it, nothing to do with the fact that we do nothing for the less privalaged or youths, and focus everything on the “high power” britain, this coming from an “underprivalaged” 19 year old, sort you act out love, im disgusted to share the same name as u.

    • Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:12 AM

      It’s idiots like you who make the world a shit place to live sometimes.

    • Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:13 AM

      Less of this please. Regards, the editor.

    • kimberley
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:23 AM

      Jen, from someone who’s heritage is from the ‘thurdworld’ you are offensive how dare you make these assumptions you’re are what is wrong with the world spitting out your hate. These are unacceptable acts of crime and violence committed by individuals.

  136. michael
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    jen :
    This is what happens when you let turdworlders into a first world country. Wake up you fukwits.

    say it to their face :D

  137. psue
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    just stumbled upon some profiles on twitter & facebook, i think these thugs were involved….not sure. should i report them?? how… ?

    • Jennifer
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:10 AM

      contact the police? or the site itself?

  138. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    sky news is saying islington too is this true?

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:06 AM

      As far as I know there was some minor trouble in Islington earlier & a police van was attacked but it was cleaned up quickly.

  139. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    JD sports in Streatham hit

  140. kimberley
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    T Mobile and JD Sports in Streatham have been looted. There is nothing left inside.

  141. Daisy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Thank you so much. Your reports are the most up to date at the moment.

  142. scarz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:07 AM

    does anyone have a good live stream for east london? other than facebook

  143. Diego
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Which Westfield? Shopping centre? The one in Shepherds Bush or Stratford?

  144. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:11 AM
  145. Dottie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    Thanks for all the updates its really appreciated. I have heard rumours about Thornton Heath being hit by the rioters and I know that some rioters reached Croydon but I don’t think much damage has happened. I know for a fact the clubs, pubs and bars in Croydon were all closed down in fears that it could reach Croydon. That was about an hour/s ago though and I’m unaware of the current situation.

  146. thickplottens
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    Spoke to my friend on Coldharbour lane. Choppers flying around, seems calm otherwise. My other mate right next to Brixton Skate Park has seen looters going down her road with loads of stuff. She can hear sirens and people running by.

  147. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    Friends near Westfield Shepherds Bush say not too much sign of trouble and barriers are likely to be a precaution for next few evenings.

  148. Joss
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:14 AM

    That map of brixton is wrong

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:20 AM

      Yep, the maps have a good few errors in. MacDonalds & Iceland in the wrong place and the trouble in Coldharbour Lane was closer towards Brixton.

  149. dave higgins
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:20 AM

    helicopter still circling over currys. stream of people running down the street with 42 inch tvs!

  150. dave higgins
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:20 AM

    helicopter stopped circling over currys. car crashed on brixton water lane. People looting the car that has crashed!

  151. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    0319 pic is Brixton Rd taken from outside Morleys, not Coldharbour Lane.

    • Joss
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:25 AM

      Man that 6 piece wings meal is a deal

  152. daisy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    Gosh. The rich have been taking too much and not giving enough to the poor. Looting a crashed car and arguing with each other over stolen goods says it all.

  153. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    Apparently Nandos in Brixton was set on fire but has now been put out.

  154. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    Apparently, this is the beating of a 16yo girl that turned a peaceful protest into a free-for-all smash and grab! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8nTHkpWxNY

  155. jes
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:37 AM

    since when is it a journalist’s job to try to track down a petty thief?

  156. rich
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    “And there isn’t a news blackout either. Where do people get these ideas from?”

    They get that idea from the fact that no mainstream media sources are covering what are major riots spreading across London. The BBC ran live rolling news of protests in Libya and the FTSE dropping a few points but aren’t reporting anything tonight.

  157. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    All this about Westfield is a bit weird considering friends there say it’s really quiet.

  158. daisy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    sky news are covering quite a lot

  159. paul
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    re blackout by media…. try accessing any of the london traffic cameras and see for yourself http://www.camvista.com/usercams/webcam/353121923/united-kingdom/london/euston-road-and-eversholt-st-live-london-traffic-weather-camera/

  160. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    The only problem is, the reason that theres nothing on the news is so people can’t group together and find out where things are happening and where they can go to cause problems. This feed is giving people a live helping as to where to go next!

  161. Ells
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    argos in streatham is on fire and has been looted

  162. scott
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    reports are true about halfords i see about 200 youths streaming onto the estate at about 12:15

  163. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:02 AM

    Police helicopter fucks off to Lewisham based on unfounded twitter rumours? lol

    Streatham is apparently in a right state.

    In other news, shares in Asia are plunging.

  164. Pablo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    Looters inthorntonheath?they will be going home disappointed then

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:15 AM

      Apparently there has been a car crash in Thornton Heath closing the road but no reports of looting.

  165. thickplottens
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Do you think this is what happens when you saturate youth culture in consumer obsessional advertising? There are little things to do in regards of outlet and opportunities to develop skills and talents for many young poor people in london, myself included. Maybe that raising tensions combined with the burning need for new and improved goods, clothes, phones, shoes, equals riots and violence, destruction of whole communities, all to get hold of a pair of trainers, or a tracksuit. I know this page isn’t about ranting, but I think I’m kind of asking you guys what you think has really sparked this?

    • Ed
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:27 AM

      I definitely agree with you on this one. Seems to me that this situation stems from a group of people deprived of necessities (education, employment) and inundated with an overwhelming need for superfluous luxuries, a need which can be satiated by simply smashing a window and picking up a pair of trainers. Combine this with the potential of online social networking and you have a riot on your hands.

      The shooting of Duggan is as relevant to these riots as the shooting of Ferdinand was to the outbreak of WWI. No more than a catalyst.

  166. Andrew
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:10 AM

    Congratulations, Sir. You’ve covered the violence in London exceptionally well. Sky News have pretty much just read off a list of your updates. It was more like a revision lesson than a news update. Again, great journalism! better than the big boys!

  167. thickplottens
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:11 AM

    Much better, I agree!

  168. Ed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:19 AM

    great job mate, agree completely that this is far better coverage than anywhere else

  169. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:24 AM

    Stratford shopping centre!!!

  170. Andrew
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    If you’re going to cover any potential violence tomorrow (and lets hope there is no more!) then please let us all know, because as I said earlier, you’ve put to shame the big media outlets. Especially the one from which my television license contributes towards. I’d much rather follow your unbiased coverage! Better than wading through all the crap on Twitter, as well! Again, excellent job. You deserve some recognition.

  171. Abbi
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    Thank you! Brilliant coverage :)

  172. Jen Z.
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    Thank you so much for being one of the lone outlets posting live coverage from this. This must be a very tiring night for you, but the other media has been very slow in getting these warnings out. I’m all the way in Kansas City, USA, but have friends too close to the danger. What you’re doing is so appreciated and is a light in a really dark tunnel. Hope you can get some rest soon. :)

  173. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:32 AM

    http://yfrog.com/hsb4rtdj

    A little while ago @ Stratford shopping centre

  174. holly daly
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:33 AM

    Fire in car park near canary wharf can see from my balcony fire brigade on way

  175. td
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    @thickplottens you are absolutely right – an MTV consumerist bullshit culture and urban depravation is a potent mix. Add to the mix drugs, general thuggishness, stupidity, knives, guns & total disregard for the law – and this is what happens.

  176. Shane Thomas
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    Huh? Being a “feral darkie” myself (or is that “ferla darkie”), I can’t understand a single word of what you just said. Too many syllables for me. I think your comment might be the most intelligent one out of the 200+ comments on here.

    • no future
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:24 AM

      FILTHY SHIT!!!!!!!!! DID YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?!?!?!?!?

  177. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    I want to go to bed – keep your racial comments off my site. Yes I am deleting them.

    • Shane Thomas
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:01 AM

      Well done sir. Sorry if I was baiting the moron. You’re doing an awesome job.

  178. Dottie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:52 AM

    When you get a chance can you update the map where all the looting / rioting broke out please? I heard that Stratford JD got broken into last night. I’ve been watching news coverage nothing has been said in as much detail as this its mostly fixed on Brixton and Enfield.

  179. Jon
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:12 AM

    Right now Tottenham looks unrecognizable. It was allready extremely run down, dangerous and impoverished before the violence and riots. You can imagine its going to take a long time to regenerate as regeneration was slow anyway. What a dump i live in. People are using the death of Mark Duggan as an excuse to loot. I didnt evdn know the guy but i feel for his family n condemn the killing. Whether police or not no one has the right to take someone elses life. London stand up!

  180. observabletruths
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:37 AM
  181. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:42 AM

    Great updates on the riots in London

  182. DJFrank
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:00 AM

    Really?? I can’t believe the actions of these young people. I would love to see their faces when a huge solar flare hits earth causing an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) which will disable every micro chip based electronic devices.

    I think that these idiots should be preparing for the imminent EMP that will occur just like it occurred some year around the year 1800’s (can’t remember exactly the exact year when last EMP occured), back then it wasn’t a big deal because not much people were accustomed to the electric aworld, much less everything was analog and mechanical, now electricity is used for virtually every thing, from pumping the water that runs on your faucet to running your entire house.

  183. BermondseyBoy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Security on traIner shops phone shops & electrical stores People bold not even hiding their faces& posting their pics with their loot on twitter !!!!
    Places in North London where I was born & bred burnt out & flattened. A sad day  in amongst this a mother & father have lost a son brother lost his bro

  184. BermondseyBoy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    Well London Olympics security will be a nightmare great coverage Btw I have family in some of these areas & you’re updates were spot on :)

  185. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    A guy in his bedroom (and some ad-hoc helpers) have managed to out perform multi-million pound organisations with staff of thousands in reporting developments in London last night.

    Well done all.

    This is the future.

  186. no future
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    nothing new here, no one sane is surprised…

  187. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    i wonder what the state response will be.

    really sad to see this consumer criminality swamping out the police’s own culpability.

  188. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    This is so sad, these people really don’t care. This is there own communities, how are they going to walk down their high road again knowing what they done, it’s going to take ages and cost a fortune to repair this! I can’t undertand how the families let these youths out of the house knowing what was going on, if I had kids and they went out into this madness I would tell them to steal a carboard box coz the are not welcome back into my home. So what they are going to return home and say look mum I just got a new flat scren tv?! Crazyness! Also people annoyed that police hit that girl, so what, if she was not doing anything wrong she wouldn’t have been there. This is down the road from me, I’ll be making sure I’m in by 5pm for the next few days.

  189. Barny
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks so much, you outdid yourself last night as the traditional media proved themselves incapable of dealing with such fluid events.

    Congratulations.

  190. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Great job you have done with this blog mate:)

  191. stephen
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    good work :) enjoyed (in a way) reading this as the news came in. shows the big boys up a little as they didnt want to show the coverage. so really they are not bothered about REAL news.

    keep it up :)

  192. Tom
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Great job on the coverage. Good job of sorting through all the random updates from Twitter and sorting them into a ordered timeline. Of course it is not 100% accurate, but this is only to be expected without the help of a newsroom fact-checking and finding sources.
    I look forward to hearing more updates later on.

    PS. Remember people, this isn’t a soapbox for you to shout your opinions at each other, it is a means of keeping people updated where the mainstream news has been slow and sluggish.

    Thanks.

  193. heg
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Good bit of reporting last night was told about this site this morning by my nephew.
    My sister told me about sometings that wasn’t repoted on main stream tv, i also could hear the sierns coming towards my area in Enfield but couldn’t see them, but could see from my garden the police chopper hoving around the Ponders End area.
    Why are they doing a media blackout on somethings, when most poeple have the internet and can freely access website like yours.

  194. George London
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    I’m sure you enjoyed the buzz and the process like any good journalist/editor, but great work with this last night.

  195. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    You did a terrific job covering this, congratulations!

  196. scarz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    thanks for keeping us updated, i was glued all night

  197. Pearls of Naseeha
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    That McDonald’s is Brixton not Holloway!

  198. Jac
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    England, you brought them in – so you must suffer the consequences.

  199. Pands
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Apparently riots are starting in southgate, palmers green and edmonton between 4pm-5pm stay sfae

  200. Mocidade
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    STOP multiculturalism
    Support from Portugal to BNP members
    Europe for europeans

  201. makemeadiva
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    The way this excellent post managed make sense out of all the chaos last night is incredible.

    Thank you! I’ve reblogged on my own site because I think some of my readers will be interested. Well done again.

  202. Guest1
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    I heard Barnet Sainsbury’s now closed.

  203. James
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    15:24 monday- looters at dalston kingsland shopping centre again. In daylight!

  204. Pands
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Apparently riots are hitting southgate edmonton and palmers green, police have told everyone to shut their shops

  205. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Spartacus :
    The only real coverage of this is on LBC, Obviously not been d-noticed, but there is at least a mini news blackout. I’ve been flicking between BBC and SKY all night. Enfield is the only place even mentioned, and then only briefly. TBTB are obviously rattled, expect more of these tactics in the future. The revolution will not be televised. Time for some of you middle class anarchists to practice what you preach and start giving some direction to this misguided underclass. if they realised the power they have they wouldn’t be robbing iphones and KFC but could actually bring this rotten system down. If the met can’t handle a few hundred teenagers, imagine if it was 10,000

  206. Maria
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Lets hope the police can get rid of these youths. Some shit excuses about them being deprived. Nothing to do with being deprived. I grew up amongst these type and the difference is they aint interested in opportunity unless its something they can mug you for!

  207. Maria
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  208. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    BBC reporting on Hackney, began after a stop and search.

  209. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    I ONLY HOPE TERRORISTS DO NOT TAKE THIS OPPURTUNITY TO ATTACK LONDON – THEY’VE HAD 3 DAYS TO PEFECT AN ATTACK WITH ALL THE MAYHEM GOING ON. THEY COULD MOVE AMONG THE RIOTERS NO PROBLEM. HUNDREDS COULD BE KILLED OR MAIMED. LET’S HOPE OUR PM DOES THE RIGHT THING AND GETS THIS MESS SORTED PRONTO!!

  210. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    hells ya

  211. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:04 AM

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  212. Bashi
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Arrest and put away the parents.

    If they don’t have any parents then make them walk the streets naked the non tax paying f***ers.

    The majority live of benefits, sponge off the state, hang around in gangs and think they are owed a living.

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