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More rioting in Hackney and elsewhere around London

Additional reporting: Ricky Compton (Twitter), Xenia Coudrille (Facebook), Elliot Bertram (research)

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Live updates below.

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0434: No more news coming in from Ealing/Acton area, probably a safe bet that the police will get the rioters and looters cleared from the area very soon. We’re clocking off – thanks to everyone who tweeted updates and helped us keep it going. If anything new starts tomorrow then we’ll start a fresh page – link will be at the top of this one.

We’ll finish this morning’s coverage with this statement from Commander Christine Jones of the Metropolitan Police. Goodnight all, stay safe out there!

“We are using tactics flexibly to respond to the disorder we are still seeing in different areas of the capital. Anyone involved in criminality should be under no illusion that we will pursue you. We have been making arrests all evening and have a team working during the night examining CCTV images. We will follow up evidence in the coming days in order to bring anyone else responsible for criminal acts to justice.”

0427: BBC London travel alerts reporting that all London Underground stations should be open as normal for the start of traffic EXCEPT for Ealing Broadway.

0425: Police vans speeding along the A40 according to Paul Lewis, who is still out on the ground.

0423: Armoured police vans are now chasing hooded youths in Acton, apparently.

0418: Ealing reports have calmed down. If nothing else happens we’re going to stop at 0430. We need sleep!

0412: Earlier pictures of burnt out cars near Ealing film studios, courtesy of James:

0411: Met police statement from a while ago regarding their armoured vehicles currently deployed in Ealing/Acton area:

“The Metropolitan Police Service has introduced additional tactics using armoured police vehicles to push back in excess of 150 people in the Lavender Hill area where substantial disorder and damage was being caused to shops and local businesses.

The vehicles were used in support of officers on the ground and resulted in the disorder in Lavender Hill area being brought under control.

The success of this tactic means that we will consider its use elsewhere as required.”

0408: VIDEO: More footage of Ealing rioters prior to arrival of police. (external link to Youtube)

0405: Unconfirmed reports that this bus was hijacked by just over 15 youths a fair while ago. Route N11 goes from Ealing Broadway to Liverpool Street via Acton, which fits with the pattern of violence reported so far.

0404: Fire in Ealing as of two minutes ago:

0402: VIDEO: Footage taken in Ealing Broadway at 10.30pm last night. Compare that to the pictures of destruction below.

0359: Latest picture from the fire up at Sony’s distribution centre in Enfield Lock – looks like the metal warehouse has crumpled in on itself.

0356: Earlier reports about Blockbuster may have been inaccurate – seems that it was in Hayes, not Southall. TfL say trams are running a regular service in South London.

0353: Met Police latest: 334 arrests, 69 charged, 2 cautioned. Docklands Light Railway planning to run a full service tomorrow. Unconfirmed rumours of trouble brewing in areas north of Hayes – it is safe to disregard these.

0351: Ealing just now, pic courtesy of Mustafa Khalili, Paul Lewis’ companion on the ground.

0348: Police have just arrived at Santander and got that under control. No news on Angel despite sporadic reports from earlier. No news from anywhere north along the Uxbridge Road so far … more to follow in a moment.

0346: Latest from Ealing, a Toni and Guy’s hair salon has been hit.

0342: Fairly certain that Santander, Paddy Power and Blockbuster have all been hit by looters. Police are approaching the area rapidly. Not many reports coming from the ground so info is scant at the moment.

0339: Latest image from Paul Lewis of the Guardian, who is on the ground right now. Other reports coming in that local Sikhs have mobilised themselves to prevent looters from getting near the gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Southall.

0334: Company that boards up broken windows and such for the Metropolitan Police has had to stop after running out of materials, according to Sky News.

0330: Local people apparently seen protecting shops on Southall Broadway. This could be a re-run of the Turkish shopkeepers in Dalston earlier who repulsed the rioters and looters rather effectively. Let’s hope so, because we’re both dying to knock off here!

0328: “Roving gangs” around Ealing Common and West Acton. First pic of scene via Paul Lewis now.

0322: Muddled reports now coming in from Southall/Ealing area. Guardian’s Paul Lewis is about to arrive on scene so hopefully concrete information will come through.

0319: Unconfirmed reports that Santander Bank in Southall has been hit by rioters, seeking confirmation.

0317: Ealing Broadway a few minutes ago.

0314: Police armoured vehicles moving towards Southall. Guess we’ll be here a bit longer than 0320……

0312: Sky (not BBC, error by us) reporting that the armoured vehicles were used in Clapham Junction area earlier.

0308: Spoke too soon. Trouble flaring in Ealing again, police have deployed heavy armoured vans into the area. (lockerz.com link)

0304: No more news coming in from London area. A few reports from Bristol and Liverpool, but as this is a London blog and we’re both exhausted I’m afraid you’ll have to rely on the local news services for there. We’re giving it till 0320 and then we’re packing it in.

0257: Picture from Bristol earlier:

0252: Thames Water statement re water pressure:

“We apologise to customers in SW19 and CR0 who may be experiencing low pressure. ” SW19 is Wimbledon, CR0 is Croydon.

0249: Met Police statement from earlier:

“At approx 21:15hrs on Monday 8 August police were called to reports of a 26-year old man found with gun shot wounds in Warrington Road, Croydon junction with Dupass Hill. The man was inside a car when police found him. “

“He was taken to a south London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

“Two other people, believed to be in their late twenties, were also at the scene. They were arrested for handling stolen goods and taken to a south London police station.”

0245: Reports now coming in that London Fire Brigade are running low on water and that mains water pressure in Thornton Heath (Croydon) is apparently lowering. Unconfirmed.

0240: Police helicopter out over Hackney again, reports of fresh clashes from the area.

0236: London Eye pictures reckoned as fake by people in the know. Whoops, sorry.

0231: No reports of violence on South Bank all night say people in the area. On the balance of probabilities I’m pulling the London Eye pictures.

0227: Well, here are the two pictures of the London Eye. I can’t quite believe this, even with everything else tonight. Could be a very well organised faker?

0224: Spent last few minutes checking unbelievable rumour that the London Eye is on fire. Only one picture so far, can’t tell if it’s a fake or not.

0219: VIDEO: From earlier today, apparent mugging victim. Not nice to watch. (link to Facebook)

0216: No further news on Camberwell Green.

0213: Huge fire at Waltham Abbey (varying reports on location – some say it’s actually Sony again). Pic courtesy of the BBC – they have apparently changed the subtitles now, it is definitely the Sony distribution centre in Enfield Lock again:

0206: Majority of London webcams are apparently offline. BBC reports of Manchester are apparently inaccurate, according to Greater Manchester Police’s Twitter feed. The O2 store in Camden is reportedly being looted as well. More updates to @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner on Twitter or use the Contact Us form at the top.

0201: Reports have really slowed down from London, thankfully. Looking around to see what else has happened.

0200: Camberwell Green was reported to have been hit by rioters 20 minutes ago. Seeking more info.

0156: Avon and Somerset Police report 150 rioters moving through Bristol city centre. We have some pictures, will get those up

0152: Nottingham city centre has reportedly been cordoned off by police.

0150: Sutton High St closed at Carshalton Road. No further info on Tottenham Court Road and hasn’t been for over an hour – looks like that’s quietened down.

0149: National Express have suspended all suburban stops in London but will continue to serve Golders Green and London Victoria.

0146: Rumours that Grahame Park estate in North London has been hit by rioters and looters. Seeking to confirm.

0144: Fire at pub in King Edward Road in Barking is now out. Meanwhile, police in Ealing are regaining control of the Uxbridge Road:

0141: Camden High Street blocked near Marks & Spencer (M&S). Meanwhile, heavy police presence in Wembley – unconfirmed rumours of rioters reaching there. Seeking to confirm.

0138: VIDEO: Toxteth, in Liverpool. (YouTube external link)

0135: Hayes has lots of activity in the area. Conflicting reports.

0134: PICTURE: Stokes Croft, Bristol. (lockerz.com link)

0130: Hayes in West London is reporting lots of sirens in the area. In other news, an unmanned police station in Birmingham has been set on fire.

0128: No new reports from Ealing in the last half hour. Enfield Sony distribution centre still burning, as is Clapham’s Party Party Party shop containing the helium canisters. Danger with those is that the superheated gas inside may explode, sending shards of metal everywhere.

0125: Reports coming in of riots in Bristol now. Not confirmed.

0122: Lots of rumours still circulating about Harrow but people actually on the ground there say it’s quiet.

0119: Rioting in Liverpool confirmed by Sky. Reports of fireworks being thrown and cars being set ablaze.

0116: VIDEO: Fire at the Sony Centre. Impressive footage.

0115: The shop burning in Clapham is Party Party Party which apparentl y contains gas canisters of some description.

0112: Anyone in West London fancy making me a mug of black coffee? Harrow is the centre of numerous rumours but it still seems calm there.

0110: 35 people apparently arrested in Birmingham. Rumours of rioting in Liverpool as well. Unconfirmed.

0108: BBC now reporting that the canisters in Clapham contain hydrogen, not helium. Imagine the Hindenburg disaster and then think of that happening to a residential block. Grim.

0106: Explosions reported from Waltham Cross earlier weren’t a gasworks – they were apparently the Sony distribution centre going up.

0104: Mothercare in Colliers Wood was apparently set on fire earlier. Seeking confirmation and/or pictures.

0103: Police clearing Lavender Hill:

0102: VIDEO: Rioters smashing up Romford Debenhams.

0100: Police helicopter has apparently left Enfield Lock, the fire there looks “normal”. Only on a night like tonight could you describe a burning warehouse as “normal”.

0058: East Dulwich Sainsburys reports that their shutters have been ripped off and looters have got into the shop.

0056: Update on Clapham fire: the block pictured in update of 0007 has been evacuated due to presence of helium canisters. Not sure why that’s a concern given that helium isn’t flammable…

0054: MAP: Interactive Google map here has been updated to show all the locations hit tonight.

0053: Sky News reporting that an old lady in Clapham woke up to find looters in her bedroom. Looters now breaking into private dwellings?

0052: Helium cylinders reported to be near a fire in the Clapham area, hence why some residents are benig evacuated. Can anyone narrow down the location?

0050: Reports emerging that Stagecoach have had to withdraw 6 buses and 10 more suffered damage. 2 lost all their windows and 1 more was completely burnt out.

0046: Waltham Cross fire picture. Still not confirmed what’s actually happening there.

0043: UK update – Manchester riot rumour was quashed by Greater Manchester Police, whilst further rumours are surfacing about Liverpool. I’ll be honest, we don’t have the resources to check what’s going on outside of London.

0040: Another one of the Sony centre in Innova Park, Enfield Lock. Twitter users – @thewestlondoner is being run by Ricky Compton who is also providing updates, if you’re on the move. Worth following.

0039: UNCONFIRMED: rumours of gasworks explosion in Waltham Cross. Much further north than anything else in the last half an hour.

0038: Reports from Clapham that some residents have been told to evacuate. Working on confirming that one.

0035: More of the Sony Centre. If there are updates from elsewhere please tweet @gazthejourno or @thewestlondoner

0033: The Sony Centre is apparently their central distribution centre. Checking more details as they come in.

0031: Police are en route to Enfield Lock now. Good job the old Royal Ordnance factory was pulled down years ago!

0030: Sony Centre in Enfield Lock is apparently on fire.

0028: Eyewitness in Enfield reporting fire near Hertford Road.

0026: Barking, an hour ago.

0024: Reports from the ground in Ealing that police have pushed the rioters back to the Broadway from the Uxbridge Road.

0022: http://www.AppliancesOnline.co.uk have very kindly agreed to sponsor our coverage. I am most grateful for this because I’m looking for a job at the moment – all this coverage is completely amateur and unpaid.

0020: Whew – sorry, needed a drink. Latest conflicting rumours that Electric Ballroom has been hit, but those have been going around for a while now. Unconfirmed.

0017: Sky News now, non-riot police are facing down crowds by Camden Lock. No fires though.

0013: Uxbridge Road in Ealing has been closed. Uxbridge itself is OK, as are Ruislip and Harrow.

0009: Notting Hill – Ledbury Restaurant has been raided and the diners mugged. Kitchen staff apparently came out wielding knives.

0007: Fancy dress shop in Clapham ablaze.

0007: Rumour of pub ablaze on King Edward Road in Barking. What is it with the arsonists targeting pubs?

0005: Lightly equipped police advancing on Camden Lock:

0004: Sainsbury’s in Chalk Farm:

0003: This is what police in St John’s Hill, Clapham, are taking control of again:

0002: London Overground suspended between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon. Camden appears to have calmed down following earlier reports of youths on pushbikes and police moving into the area. Lots of police sirens behind heard in Islington area.

2359: Wetherspoons in Woolwich, again.


2354: Police have arrived at St John’s Hill in Clapham and rapidly brought the area under control.

2351: Ealing as of a few minutes ago.

2349: News crew in Croydon have had the window of their car smashed – in a rather lucky location…

2348: Headmasters in Clapham not long ago:

2345: Ladbroke Grove and South Woodford Tube stations now closed.

2344: Top end of Tottenham Court Road has now been reached by looters. Ealing situation is fluid, keeping an eye out for Chalk Farm and Camden news.

2338: Camden station on fire now, Chalk Farm station closed. Ealing shopping centre is supposedly on fire now as well, according to the BBC.

2337: Looters are being chased down by police in Surrey Quays. Police have also confirmed that Woolwich Curry’s was looted by about 100 people who arrived in cars.

2334: Unconfirmed rumours of trouble brewing in North West London – receiving some info about Edgware and Canons Park at the moment. However, Harrow on the Hill station has reopened.

2333: Ealing has been well and truly struck by rioters. Rumours that they’re attacking anything in a uniform (police and fire). Commercial waste bins have been overturned (why?) and a further rumour has it that Nando’s there has been set alight. This appears to be false as far as we can tell.

2329: Rumours on Twitter that a tiger is on the loose. Ladies and gentlemen, I have seen the picture and can confirm that it is a rather fat tabby cat.

2328: BREAKING: Non-fatal shooting in Croydon, according to the Press Association newswire.

2326: The balloon has definitely gone up in Ealing! This is (was) a Smart car near the Broadway.

2323: Latest from Homerton hospital is that a teenage girl has been admitted, reportedly after taking a brick to the head.

2320: Camden is under control by police now. Meanwhile Ealing has been hit by rioters – reports that hotels in the area are being evacuated by police. Verifying other reports now.

2317: Clapham Junction station has reportedly been reopened, whilst Ealing Broadway remains closed after rioters descended on it.

2315: Unconfirmed reports of a shooting in Croydon. No further details, could just be something cooking off in the large fire there. Which, we’re informed, is spreading across the street.

2312: Mob attacking police with bottles on Portobello Road, police have cordoned off the street.

2311: Ealing a few moments ago.

2309: Unconfirmed reports of various low-level goings on around Ealing and Hanwell. Checking that now – keeping a sharp eye out for any pictures of tanks…

2308: Reports of muggings now in Clapham area.

2306: IMAGE: Wetherspoons in Woolwich has been set alight. (lockerz.com link)

2303: Dalston – Turkish shopkeepers have apparently beaten back the rioters in their area.

2303: General updates from everywhere. Croydon – Sky News have withrawn their van after it was attacked. Camden – kids are apparently roaming around shouting anti-police slogans.

2300: Wizard Man of Sutton is out and about.

2257: Rumours about Bluewater and Lakeside appear to be false. No tanks either!

2254: That picture involving tanks was another false rumour. Our bad!

2252: Please be wary of fire rumours. We will do our best to sort through them. Confirmed is that Mitcham Smyths, as well as Collier’s Wood shopping centres are not on fire.

2251: Wimbledon Guardian confirms the attacks on Collier’s Wood PC World, JD Sports and Sports Direct.

2250: Trains reportedly non-stopping Ealing Broadway now.

2248: Reports from Dalston that Turkish shopkeepers are fighting back against the riot gangs. Could people power be succeeding where the police have so far failed?

2243: Morrisons in Mitcham, clearly undamaged and not alight. If you look at the map it seems that the riots are proceeding clockwise around the capital. Here’s hoping West London doesn’t get hit next…

2237: Lewisham now seems relatively calm compared to earlier. No helicopter in the area. Pembury Estate is still up in arms with police struggling to regain control of the area. Police are sending more units to check earlier reports of violence in Kentish Town and Chalk Farm.

2235: Sutton. 30 police officers in front of Matalan, all pubs in area have been closed early.

2232: VIDEO. Unbelievable scenes from Sky News’ Mark Stone on the ground in Clapham Junction (not Clapham itself). Balls of steel for staying on the spot, that man.

2228: Mitcham is now quiet. False rumours of a supermarket having been set alight there. There were other rumours earlier that a large wave of violence would be unleashed at 10pm but that has failed to materialise as well. Romford is also much quieter than earlier.

2224: Bus attacked in Dalston on Shacklewell Lane.

2222: Bedfordshire Police say there is no reports of any disturbance in Luton. Meanwhile in London, there are several reports of looters going around Camden now. Main thrust of the riots seems to be north-south.

2218: Police now say to avoid any part of Croydon town centre north of the flyover, apparently.

2217: Asda in Sutton seems quiet, with four youths being questioned outside the store by police. Seems to have calmed down there as well now.

2215: No further reports of riots at Enfield – seems quiet there, perhaps the mobs have moved on. Argos on Old Kent Road a few minutes ago:

2214: Rioters reported at Woolwich, Bexley, Thamesmead and Old Bexley. Widespread looting in Croydon, apparently few police on the ground.

2211: VIDEO. Angry woman remonstrates directly with the rioters.

2211: Unconfirmed reports that fires have started in Chalk Farm, could just be rumours. Eltham Argos has been looted but it seems that local pubs are still open…

2208: Rioters now reached Whitechapel apparently. Meanwhile this just came through from Croydon:

2207: Curry’s in Charlton on Woolwich Road reported to be in trouble from looters now.

2203: Battersea a few minutes ago:

2202: Reports that rioters have hit Eltham. Confirming that one now…

2201: London Fire Brigade reporting that ten fire engines and 50 crewmen are at a furniture shop fire in Croydon. Riot police are now out in Battersea.

2200: Sky News have been reporting that the Home Secretary, Theresa May, could deploy water cannon. I wonder how many police are left in reserve?

2157: Reports coming in that the Orange mobile phone network in South London is down.

2154: Latest from Birmingham: the Bullring has been broken into and shops are being looted.

2153: Ikea in Purley has been evacuated. Meanwhile unconfirmed reports are coming in of riots in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute.

2152: Front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph:

2150: Brixton last night, video of the streets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DRsA0Ly-U

2149: Sky News now showing footage of people looting in Clapham. Kudos to the camera crews out on the ground there. In Sutton police have assembled outside Asda there.

2147: Harringay has calmed down now. Shops in Wandsworth have been boarded up.

2146: Debenhams in Clapham has reportedly been ransacked and Lavender Hill in Clapham is suffering from looters as well.

2145: Jessops in Colliers Wood is on fire (not burnt down yet!), say locals there.

2143: Large police presence in Camden, also reports that the situation in Harrow is calm but tense. Canning Town McDonald’s has also been vandalised.

2141: Hundreds of people are looting at Clapham Junction. A CNN reporter has apparently fled from bottles and other missiles in Peckham.

2132: West Croydon. Updates will stop for a few minutes, my laptop is getting too slow to function here.

2130: Reports coming in now regarding Bayswater Road, stand by for confirmation.

2128: H Samuel’s in Ealing Broadway has been looted. Our man on the ground in Sutton has just reported that people are being asked to leave pubs, unconfirmed rumours of rioting there.

2123: Croydon, latest from Sky News.

2121: West End power cut confirmed – the theatrical show Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has had to be cut short. Reports that David Cameron is rushing back to the UK tonight to head up a COBRA emergency briefing tomorrow morning.

2120: Ikea in Purley Way, Croydon, has been evacuated.

2117: Hard reports coming in from Whitechapel of youths wearing scarves chasing people about the streets. Rumours from earlier that rival gangs are putting aside their differences in order to do more looting and rioting.

2115: AUDIO. Paul Lewis reporting from Pembury estate.

2111: Croydon, captured from BBC live footage:

2109: Eating dinner so updates may slow down by a minute or two.

2105: Image: JD Sports in Woolwich. (external link to lockerz.com)

2103: PC World in Colliers Wood is being looted. Meanwhile Wembley is on the same footing as Harrow – heavy police presence but no presence of rioters or looters.

2100: Furniture shop in Reeves Corner, Croydon, is on fire. Chasing up reports on the bus – seems like there might have been an explosion.

2057: Woolwich is apparently suffering problems with rioters – lots of unconfirmed reports, we’re sifting through. A bus has apparently been blown up in Croydon as well.

2056: Croydon is on fire!

2053: Via Paul Lewis, the Guardian’s man on the ground. ‘City of London Police officer: “You’re not a fucking journalist. Do you want some.” ‘ We don’t offer a comment on that – it comes directly from his Twitter feed. Commenters say the police officer may be stressed, which is understandable.

2050: Reports now coming in from Mitcham. Betting shops in Mitcham, Surrey are being targetted. Rioters seen around Iceland in the town centre.

2047: Ilford has now calmed down. Clapham Junction still fluid. No news from Harrow or Hayes – we’ll disregard those areas unless something happens. No news from Brent Cross or other outlying areas of North-West London.

2045: Police now in hand-to-hand combat on the Pembury estate. Acting Met Police Commissioner has asked people to clear the streets.

2044: Clapham Junction station now closed, commuters not being permitted to leave. Docklands Light Railway suspended between King George V and Woolwich stations.

2041: Just been sent this. Looks like some people are advising the rioters and looters on how to avoid being caught. Looks similar to literature I’ve seen at the trade union and student riots in London earlier this year.

(image removed – it is of a leaflet being handed out on the street)

2039: Clapham Junction, all the station shops are closed. About 40 youths are running around being pursued by a handful of police.

2036: Pembury estate – a police car containing a solitary officer was attacked by youths throwing bricks and stones. He escaped, don’t know if that was with or without the car.

2034: Allders in Croydon is reportedly on fire.

2030: WordPress still rather sluggish at my end. Meanwhile, Lloyds Bank in Birmingham has apparently had its windows smashed.

2029: Latest image from Hackney – police seem to be gaining ground there. Things are quietening down, it seems – tweet @gazthejourno or @thewestlondoner if you have any updates.

2027: Hayes is now quiet. Harrow is quiet, with heavy police presence and the town centre closed. Investigating rumours surrouding Colliers Wood now.

2024: Power outages being reported in various locations, confirming that before we report them. Bethnal Green station has been closed due to a fire alert, whilst Barking station is also shut.

2021: Interesting little tale from Upton Park just in. Hoodies there tried to attack a shop, and the shop owner and his staff came and beat them all up apparently.

2019: This picture just in from Birmingham, thanks for the tipoff Daniel Benton. WordPress is getting sluggish, apologies to our readers.

2015: Man shot in face in Leeds! Good gods. Meanwhile, back down here, this Ilford jewellery store is being looted:

2013: Harrow still dead quiet but the atmosphere there is expectant. Harrow on the Hill station is closed and the Central Line is non-stopping Bethnal Green. Roman Road in Bow has had a car turned upside down.

2010: Various mainstream media outlets have been reporting disturbances in Birmingham. Leeds has gone up as well – we’re checking these both.

2008: Lewisham town centre seems to be calming down, say numerous eyewitnesses. Mind you, the pictures are still a bit dubious:

2005: More from Paul Lewis – a press photographer has been dragged to the ground and attacked by four youths at Pembury.

2001: Reports coming in of a power cut in Soho. Meanwhile photographers on the Pembury estate are being bottled by the rioters there. Police raided the estate on Wednesday, could this be the inhabitants’ idea of revenge?

1959: Burning cars are apparently being used as barricades on the Pembury estate in Hackney now, says Paul Lewis of the Guardian. People taking pictures are also being accused of being police informers. The situation down there is really getting nasty.

1957: Phew, things have slowed down slightly. This is the burnt-out car in Hackney from earlier, we’re looking to see if anything new’s transpired there.

1955: Paul Lewis of the Guardian reports that rioters and looters have been using Blackberry’s pin-protected messaging system to spread info amongst themselves.

1953: More travel updates. Peckham Rye, South Bermondsey, Queens Road Peckham and West Croydon stations are closed. No concrete reports of violence in Harrow, I think it’s safe to put that down to rumours alone.

1951: Latest stats from the police: 215 arrested, 27 charged, 35 officers injured.

1948: My mistake about Boris – apparently he’s coming back to London, not leaving. Mea culpa!

1945: Weather reports for the south of London say no rain tonight to dampen people’s enthusiasm. South London residents are apparently claiming that the mobile phone network is down. Ilford town centre is in lockdown as well, as of 20 minutes ago. Two lines of riot police are defending the police station there.

1944: Sky news showing footage of youths in the process of setting fire to a car in Hackney.

1941: Updates from Hackey’s Penbury estate via Paul Lewis, seems that the police have lost control of the riots there. In Hayes buses are being stopped and boarded by police. Harrow and Rayners Lane are apparently experiencing trouble, just seeking to confirm that last one…

1939: Tweet from the Mayor, Boris Johnson: “Heading to the airport. Back in London tomorrow lunchtime. This mindless violence must cease.” He’s not seriously leaving London is he??

1937: MAP: another interactive graphic showing the location of tonight’s riots.

1935: Reports from earlier that West Croydon Station was closed with several people locked inside. Hayes has gone quiet and although Harrow is geared up for violence with shops and shopping centres closed, there is nothing happening there either.

1933: Trouble now moving down from Lewisham towards Catford.

1931: That Greggs image from the Skycopter is from Peckham, not Deptford. Keeping up with this is getting very tricky!

1930: Hayes & Harlington station: police outside conducting stop-and-search on people leaving the station. (external link to Lockerz.com)

1930: Conflicting reports about Primark in Romford. It may not be on fire (what is it with people tweeting about fire?) but there are definitely rioters there. Not sure if they’re looting just yet.

1928: Roman Road in Bow, all shops are closed but a huge group of hooded youths are trying to smash into them. Reports are coming in from Harrow and also Hayes (West London) as well. Could this be what the forces call a 360 degree contact? 12 police forces surrounding London have been asked to provide reinforcements to the Met and City forces.

1926: Greggs in Peckham, courtesy of the Skycopter:

1924: More news from Harrow. St George’s shopping centre has been closed off, with groups of youths gathering outside.

1922: Chatter from the TfL bus radio network overheard by source on a bus; Old Kent Road and New Kent Road are blocked by debris. Confirming.

1919: NEW: Elephant and Castle – around 10 people with planks of wood running down Walworth Road. Violence seems to be spreading around the capital now. Meanwhile pubs and restaurants in Romford are being emptied by police, and there is NO FIRE at Tescos Express in Hackney. First Group are suspending bus operations in the Romford area.

1918: Dalston and Kingsland reportedly free from rioters – seeking to confirm that. Any updates from the area? Tweet @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner.

1917: Old news from Brixton – 40 minutes ago arsonists attacked a shop over there and set it alight.

1913: The Croydon Guardian was reporting a 100-man standoff over there earlier.

1913: Additional reports coming in from Ilford. Just confirming those – pictures may follow shortly.

1910: Reports coming in of more disturbances in Birmingham. A bit outside our remit!

1909: A “river of fire” has apparently erupted in Hackney town centre. Fuel has been poured down the street and set alight – this might be connected with the looted Texaco petrol station from earlier.

1907: Lewisham town centre is a complete no go area – crowds are apparently heading towards the police line.

1905: A dozen or so youths are attacking police in Barnet High Street.

1902: Hackney violence reportedly spreading eastwards towards Kingsland and London Fields. Meanwhile, reports that police are rushing around the Harrow area, accompanied by ambulances, but no reports of violence from there – yet.

1901: MAP: Interactive map tracking the location of tweets using the #londonriots hashtag. (external link)

1900: Hackne Mare Street has been cleared police. We’re trying to get updates on previous locations to keep everyone updated with the situation.

1900: Burning car in Lewisham:

1858: Romford station is reportedly open now but police are still maintaining a heavy presence in the area.

1857: Tesco Express & petrol station in New Barnet are on fire, apparently. Other than that Barnet seems to be quiet.

1855: Trains non-stopping Peckham Rye station. Looking for Barnet updates now, not much heard from there …

1854: Reports from Mitcham/Colliers Wood area that the Tandem Centre and Sainsbury’s have both closed.

1852: Burnt out bus in Peckham now:

1851: Rumour that Primark in Romford has been set on fire – trying to confirm now. Fits with earlier sporadic reports from there. Any fresh updates – @gazthejourno or @thewestlondoner.

1850: Lee High Road in Lewisham closed, reports of an incident in Belmont Park. Rioters advancing on Catford, apparently.

1847: Peckham and Lewisham – reports that cars are on fire. Rioters reportedly getting closer to Tooting.

Picture:

1843: Lewisham a few minutes ago:

1841: VIDEO: bus journey through Brixton, courtesy of our man on the ground, Sean Cameron. Also, hello to Sky News – any chance of a job after this? ;)

1837: A bus is reported to be on fire in Peckham. Reports that Lewisham looters are heading towards Catford.

1836: Romford station has been closed and police are on South Street. Meanwhile fresh reports are now coming in from East Ham. Argos, Barclays and a pound shop have been smashed.

1833: Police are grouping together in the centre of Harlesden. Meanwhile three police carriers have gone rushing towards Harrow town centre.

1832: Injured police dogs, location likely Hackney:

1831: Petrol station report from earlier is from Texaco in Hackney. Apparently rioters have control of that.

1830: Hackney riots reportedly started next to the Pembury estate after a stop-and-search by police turned bad. Police are now at the top of Ellingfort Road and 3 helicopters – Sky, BBC and police – are overhead.

1827: Masked youths smashing up Peckham. It’s definitely kicked off there. No further news from NW London, sounds like the closures & evacuations there may have been precautionary.

1826: Ros Griffiths, who runs the Employment café in Brixton, says violence across capital is result of years of tension. Meanwhile we’re only just keeping up to date – reports coming in that a petrol station somewhere may have been attacked. Trying hard to confirm.

1823: No more reports from Southgate, people there are saying it has calmed down. Riots erupting everywhere else in London though. I need a minute to breathe and clear my head!

1820: Latest reports now are from Romford, with police riot vans being present. Any more news from there? Ravenside Retail Park in Lea Valley has also been struck by rioters and looters, apparently. We now have our Twitter feed up and running – follow @TheWestLondoner.

1817: and another one from Peckham. Damage to shops being reported by BBC News. Police massing to retake the street.

1816: More groups reported to be forming in Barnet. No buses travelling into Peckham or Lewisham. Struggle to keep up with all this! Peckham pic from just now:

1814: Fireworks, petrol bombs and smoke flares in Hackney apparently, awaiting confirmation. Sky News shows pictures of peope setting fires and turning over commercial waste bins.

Picture from Hackney about 20 minutes ago.

1811: Someone has been arrested in Barnet. Indicates that the large crowd there might have turned nasty. Updates to @gazthejourno on Twitter if you have them. “Eerily quiet” in Stratford.

1807: Another picture from Harlesden. (we can’t take pictures from lockerz.com)

1807: Half of the shops in Green Lanes have been closed, apparently.

1806: Picture just in from Peckham, seems to have spread there as well. Large crowds on the street.

1804: Hackey – someone has apparently tried to steal a BBC reporter’s camera.

1803: Minor delay, just checking my parents were OK. Harlesden is definitely under attack from rioters, checking that out now.

1758: Latest from Harrow is that the town centre has been evacuated. Could be a preliminary measure; there’s no reports of violence from there yet.

1756: Car ablaze on Mare Street, Sky News have live aerial footage.

1754: Heavy police presence in Harrow, north-west London, apparently they are stop-and-searching people there.

1753: 215 arrests, 27 charged over the weekend so far. 200+ people gathered in High Barnet, local shops and Brent Cross shopping centre both closed early.

1748: A jewellery shop in Harlesden has apparently been smashed into. This means we have Harlesden, Hackney and Lewisham definitely under attack by rioters at the moment.

1746: Lewisham High Street a few minutes ago. Police and passers-by mingling.

1743: Mare St in Hackney is now at a standstill, say people on the ground. Lewisham is definitely heating up at the moment.

1739: Toby Carvery in High Barnet is apparently OK, according to someone standing next to it. That’ll teach me to sit on new info for a moment before putting it out!

1738: FLASH – our source on the ground says the BBC reporter in Hackney has been bottled. Source was standing next to her at the time – she’s now getting out of there. Violence escalating.

1736: McDonald’s in Lewisham:

1735: Reports now coming in that police are under attack in Lewisham. Brixton LUL station is still closed but nothing’s happening there. Enfield and Tottenham are both quiet. No more news from Green Lanes or Harringay.

1732: Rumours emerging of something big happening in Stratford. Meanwhile there’s a BBM going around calling for organised looting in East London. Not going to reveal details unless/until something actually happens on the ground.

1730: Co-Op pharmacy, Silver St, Enfield, a few minutes ago:

1728: More hoodies on the ground in Hackney. Courtesy Sarah Henry, source on ground.

1726: Shops in Lewisham are closing as normal. No reports of any violence from there as yet.

1725: Scene on the ground in Hackney now. Police now up to Mare Street/Morning Lane junction. Courtesy of Sarah Henry.

1723: BBC helicopter has gone to refuel. Meanwhile Sky News’ heli is still airborne. Our source in Hackney says 300+ rioters and about 60 riot police are on the ground there. A bus opposite the Hackney Empire has been set alight.

1721: Damn you WordPress – more routine server maintenance causing problems at my end. Unconfirmed reports that events in other areas are warming up – will confirm before posting locations.

1712: City of London police have deployed their heavy Guardian riot vans into Hackney now.

1710: We have a source on the ground in Hackney. Crowd numbers 100 or so, police are advancing on them and driving them back from the buses. 3 helicopters in the area – at least one of them is the BBC.

1708: Police charging in to Hackney to get control – rioters now smashing up single decker bus.

1705: Live pictures on BBCNews channel. People emptying a van, bus trying to escape from the scene and it’s contacted the bus. Truck now being driven at the police line! (Hackney)

1704: Shops on Mare Street in Hackney now being looted. No updates on police just yet.

1659: St James’ Park in central London is apparently full of police. Are they expecting more from the 50 youths who tried to attack shops on Oxford Street?

1654: More precautions by Sainsbury’s, this time in Harringey Arena retail park.

1652: Sainsbury’s in East Barnet have barricaded their door shut:

1652: Bin just been set alight in Hackney – this comes on top of the police car being smashed up a few minutes ago.

1649: Comments reckon that organised gangs are the main cause of trouble in Hackney. No new pictures as yet – @gazthejourno on Twitter if you have anything to contribute.

1648: Brixton station is closed by police request according to the TfL website.

1645: BBC News have a helicopter over Mare Street now, streaming live footage.

1642: Youths are now smashing up a police car on Mare Street in Hackney whilst the violence has spread to Hackney Central station. No reports of arson or looting so far, this is all direct clashing with the police. Seems to be a more robust response from them today.

1641: “Huge crowd” on Mare Street running away from police, helicopter in the area as well.

1641: Mare Street in Hackney has now been closed, apparently. Heavy police presence in the area so something big must be happening. Not much detailed information from the ground.

1640: Met Police have opened a hotline for information about the looters: 020 8345 4142.

1638: Lots of Tweets about Southgate, seems that people there are braced for imminent trouble.

1635: Mare Street, Hackney.

1631: Mixed messages coming from Hackney – some are saying it’s all quiet there, others are saying it’s turned nasty. Looking for confirmation.

1629: Policeman in Hackney has reportedly been injured – waiting on more details from that one.

1625: Various mainstream media outlets reporting that Twitter and Blackberry messaging are to blame for the riots. I can’t see anyone encouraging rioting or looting on Twitter, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the private Blackberry messages were being used to direct the mobs.

1623: Green Lanes retail park apparently all closed now.

1622 Police being vigilant and carrying out stop-and-searches on people in Croydon:

1620: Unconfirmed report that Sainsbury’s in Green Lanes has closed, with metal barriers being put up around local shops.

1619: Two people arrested in central Hackney according to Dave Hill, the Guardian’s man on the ground.

1618: Palmers Green about a quarter of an hour ago. Local businesses aren’t taking any risks tonight.

1616: Stratford shopping centre is now closing, on police advice.

1613: Mare Street in Hackney is apparently the focus of a large group of people with police on their way. So much for earlier report all was quiet there – perhaps he was a local trying to get people to stay away?

1611: This picture claims to show one person’s haul from last night’s looting. People were using laundry bags and shopping trolleys to steal as much as they could.

1607: Apparently things are warming up in Barnet now. Shops were closing there earlier, fingers crossed. Tweet me – @gazthejourno – the site team are working on getting live updates onto our Twitter account too.

1605: Hackney resident says all is quiet there despite rumours of groups gathering there. So far so good.

1603: Rioters reportedly heading for Green Lanes, with all buses to Tottenham being diverted elsewhere. Last night’s mobs were apparently travelling around in cars.

1559: LBC Radio is reporting that rioters are due to target Enfield and Southgate tonight. Last night saw a fake bomb scare in Southgate with 100 Territorial Support Group deployed into the area – perhaps tonight is the night the riots reach them? Hopefully not.

1558: Commenters and Twitterers both reporting large groups of hooded youths in Edmonton.

1552: Various reports that shops in Enfield and Barnet are also being closed early. Two jeweller’s shops in Waltham Cross was also looted last night.

Following on from last night’s liveblog we’re opening up here again as and when things heat up. Reports are coming in of planned violence in several London boroughs – shops in Palmers Green, Southgate and Winchmore Hill have all closed early at police request.

Updates will follow above as and when we can confirm them.

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  1. Guest1
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:46 PM | #1

    I was just txted to say bowling alley finsbury park burning, no idea if true, can’t find a way to verify.

  2. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:52 PM | #2

    Despite rumours no trouble in Hackney as yet, some youths seen milling around near Hackney Central station, moderate police presence further down Mare St but that’s about all.

  3. larraine
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 3:57 PM | #3

    its kicking off in edmonton( fore street) now loads of people seen with there hoods up and more on there way, stay safe people, this is getting stupid now, it needs to stop!!!

  4. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:00 PM | #4

    is there any truth in the rumour that last nights looting extended as far as cheshunt? I know that there were reports of trouble in waltham cross but have also heard today that there were shops damaged at the brookfield centre cheshunt as well??

    • jackie hayes
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:18 PM | #5

      Yes cheshunt did get hit last night, this was stated by herts police on facebook

  5. c cornell
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:02 PM | #6

    Just returned from Hertford Road, Enfield Highway, the shops are closing and some already shut due to police warning.

  6. RB
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:06 PM | #7

    Reports of trouble in Hackney: http://twitter.com/#!/greenshizzle

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:10 PM | #8

      Doesn’t seem to be anything major as yet, Poundland is in Dalston rather than Hackney, and the unconfirmed rumour that two people robbed it has no real supporting evidence as yet.

  7. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:12 PM | #9

    OK, just as I wrote that apparently some minor trouble has started in Hackney… Arrests at top end of Mare st.

  8. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:15 PM | #10

    Apparently they are gathering in Broomfield park. That’s right outside my house!!

  9. Romfordrobbie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:16 PM | #11

    Any truth in the rumour romford is getting done ? Had two texts saying it’s going off large group of youths on the brewery

  10. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:17 PM | #12

    Can you delete posts like this that don’t have anything to do with keeping track of what’s going on?

    • s2eb3
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:26 PM | #13

      Agreed

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:03 AM | #14

      We do try, but with only two of us it’s hard to sift through nearly 600 comments while making sure we’re constantly updating within seconds of getting information

  11. Sarah
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:18 PM | #15

    Enfield again?

  12. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:29 PM | #16

    Youths now clashing with police by churchyard at top of Mare St, Hackney.

    • KSG
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:34 PM | #17

      Youths now apparently dispersing from Mare St Hackney in the face of heavy police presence, don’t know where they are headed.

  13. Damian
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:30 PM | #18

    Image from Mare Street, Hackney. Doesnt look good to me…

    http://yfrog.com/h3gldywjj

  14. Ben Tandy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:38 PM | #19

    @Guest1 I just called Rowan’s (finsbury park bowling alley) in a panic. They say they are fine. Some trouble outside but no damage so far.

  15. Mo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:38 PM | #20

    20 guys pulled a guy out of a car and beat him up on Kingsland Road.

  16. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:39 PM | #21

    Apparently significant proportion of crowd in Hackney appears more like protesters than would-be looters, according to a friend who is close by.

  17. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:39 PM | #22

    Reports: its the holly street boys and london fields crew in Hackney at present.. anyone?

  18. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:40 PM | #23

    Friend in Hackney says “all seems quite”.. he is gonna keep me posted :)

  19. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:41 PM | #24

    Some of youths who were involved in brief scuffles with police by Hackney churchyard apparently now heading southwards down Mare St.

  20. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:42 PM | #25

    Police suddenly come under attack again in Hackney Mare st

  21. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:45 PM | #26

    Police charge youths down Mare st after cars come under attack, some bystanders hit with batons

  22. Dottie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:46 PM | #27

    Croydon has had large crowds congregating a lot of the shops have closed down already and police have taped off certain areas. Also I have heard rumours that Wandsworth & Clapham will now be targeted.

  23. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:46 PM | #28

    Police front line has advanced South to railway bridge over Mare St, friends on scene have not seen any looting

  24. .
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:50 PM | #29

    Just been told by work to not bother going in as they are closed – Sainsbury’s Purley Way

  25. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:50 PM | #30

    Youths regrouping in Tesco Hackney car park, BBC feed shows lots of bins being thrown but police contuinue advancing. There are not so many people attacking them.

  26. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:54 PM | #31

    Looting has begun in Hackney Mare st

  27. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:55 PM | #32

    Windows being smashing on Ladbrokes.. People stuck on buses!

  28. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 4:58 PM | #33

    Kids in Hackney don’t seem to be enthusiastic looters or very good at breaking windows. Now moving towards police again, who are drawing back a little.

  29. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:06 PM | #34

    Only reason Hackney shops were attacked was to get stuff to throw at police, not to loot. Lorryload of wood now been taken (or was it brought to scene?)

  30. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:09 PM | #35

    While some youths attack bus in Mare St, other bystanders defend it. Chaotic scenes, police reinforcements arriving from South.

  31. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:12 PM | #36

    Police charge down Mare st up to junction w/Morning Lane

  32. N/a
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:19 PM | #37

    Friend said they can see things “heating up” in Shoreditch. Anybody confirm this?

  33. N/a
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:20 PM | #38

    Also reports of Stratford Olympic Park being evacuated!

  34. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:22 PM | #39

    I hear riots have spread to Harlesden, no idea if this is true..

  35. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:25 PM | #41
  36. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:30 PM | #42

    Police charge again, frontline now Hackney Town Hall

  37. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:32 PM | #43

    Heard that Hundreds of police in and around St. James Park.

  38. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:32 PM | #44
  39. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:34 PM | #45

    Reports of Police under attack in lewesham,!

  40. Kay
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:34 PM | #46

    is there any trouble in wood green

  41. kentish
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:40 PM | #47

    i hear tons of sirens from my flat in kentish town.. maybe things are going on in camden?

  42. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:47 PM | #48

    Police push down Mare St again nearly as far as Richmond Rd, the hardcore troublemakers seem to have cut round back to the other side though and are on Amhurst Road. If youths are savvy enough and police aren’t careful enough, they could get surrounded.

  43. N/a
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:47 PM | #49

    Allegedly A Hollywood Bowl Is On fire in finchley?

  44. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:49 PM | #50

    OMG, That poor reporter was bottled, sick!!!!!!! :(

  45. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:53 PM | #51

    Trouble in streets around London Fields Station

  46. TheBard
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:54 PM | #52

    Co-Op pharmacy, Silver St, Enfield was one of the shop damaged last night.
    10 yards to the left (out of shot) police cordon plus Van.
    100 yards or so in the opposite direction Polic station…lots of police.
    so not from today.

  47. Chris
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:55 PM | #53

    Gas cannister thrown into burning car in hackney

  48. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 5:58 PM | #54

    http://lockerz.com/s/127803536

    Idiots have taken a picture of themselves carrying rice they’ve stolen from a corner shop in Harlesden apparently!

  49. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:00 PM | #55
  50. Xrath
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:01 PM | #56

    Peckham High St Ladbtrokes just got looted, bus smashed and riot vans boottled. Couple of hundred youths in running battles

  51. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:02 PM | #57

    I can’t believe that this is happening again. It’s terrorism and should be treated as such
    http://andyvalentine.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/and-now-whats-happening-in-hackney/

  52. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:04 PM | #58
  53. Alice
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:16 PM | #59

    What’s going on in Peckham? I couldn’t view the picture? Please get back to me.

  54. Liz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:19 PM | #60

    Heard rumors about greengate, barking rd and eastham in east London can anyone confirm this?

  55. joe
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:19 PM | #61

    not sure how true this is but its nothing to do with london but according to my mates its over his bbm that birmingham bullring is under attack now people trying to repeat whats going on in london.

  56. yvonne lodge
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:20 PM | #62

    large group forming at chingford mount – all shops and pubs were closed early after few were attacked last night

  57. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:33 PM | #63

    Police are withdrawing from Clarence Road, probably as there’s only a few people making trouble there.

  58. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:36 PM | #64

    Things seem to be cooling down in Harlesden, nothing happening in Kilburn as of now. Seems to have moved to Harrow.

    http://lockerz.com/s/127811882

  59. G BM
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:37 PM | #65

    I’m at Chingford Mount &. confirm what Yvonne has said. Were quite a lot of police also when I last went to look so hopefully under control.

  60. carmen
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:39 PM | #66

    18.30 We’re hearing reports from Lewisham of really serious disorder. Apparently an electrical goods shop has been looted and a jewellers attacked. Youths are apparently now constructing barricades outside the main fire station in Lewisham.

  61. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:39 PM | #67

    You just got mentioned on sky news!

  62. davie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:39 PM | #68

    haha this site just been mentioned on sky news!

  63. paul
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:40 PM | #69

    shoutout on sky news!

  64. Michelle
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:49 PM | #70

    You definately deserve a job after this!! thanks for keeping this constantly updated

  65. nic
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:49 PM | #71

    any news about romford area?

  66. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:52 PM | #72

    Keep the updates coming, scary stuff really. I share my opinion on the events, nothing in depth, here… http://reagansmash1994.wordpress.com/

  67. Anon
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:52 PM | #73

    good job dude! I hope you do get a job on sky news, this is an excellent site!

  68. Michelle
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:53 PM | #74

    Green lanes in haringey under attack, said to b on their way to crouch end,

  69. mike ward
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:53 PM | #75

    WardyB.Ham. birmingham has a riot now! & shops are getting robbed! Bullring surrounded by police, about 200 youths involved.

  70. sarah
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:54 PM | #76

    this site is the only media source that seems to be constantly updated, definetly impressed by your reporting

  71. s bonner
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:55 PM | #77

    CHESHUNT OLD POND IS ON ALERT WITH SHOPS BOARDED UP

  72. Gary
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:57 PM | #78

    Love the feed. Good luck with the sky job!!

  73. Al
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 6:58 PM | #79

    Can I just say thumbs up for this website.

    Really informative and true to it’s word.

  74. s bonner
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:00 PM | #80

    will be staying with you for the duration…well done….you should get the job

  75. carmen
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:01 PM | #81

    thumbs up for this website

  76. a01020304
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:02 PM | #82

    if mobiles phones are being used to co-ordinate riots then why not turn the mobile network off, am sure they can do that

    • RJ
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:05 PM | #83

      They can but that would effect everyone not just the few rioting! They are talking about disabling BBM

    • Jim Nastics
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:22 PM | #84

      Some people may wish to call 999.

  77. sameer
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:05 PM | #85

    stay clear of harlesden, harrow, wembley and barnet in NW London

  78. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:05 PM | #86

    new barnet updates???

  79. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:07 PM | #87

    I’m in bow, east london and there’s hooded people trying to smash shops and riot police.

  80. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:07 PM | #88

    Harlesden locked off by police
    http://lockerz.com/s/127819510

  81. michael
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:09 PM | #89

    not sure about fires in high barnet i live down the hill from the high street and i can’t see any smoke or hear any fire engines…

  82. jackie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:10 PM | #90

    where abouts in peckham is this bus alight

  83. glenn
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:11 PM | #91

    have been through barnet and has been nothing happening as of yet

  84. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:12 PM | #92

    1909: I think the river of fire was in Lewisham????

  85. Laura Flynn
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:13 PM | #93

    I have heard that they are starting in clapham junction. Does anyone know if this is true?

  86. me
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:14 PM | #94

    Tesco express and petrol station in new barnet, NOT on fire I live right by it all is quiet!

  87. ng
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:15 PM | #95

    group of youths were gathering at peabody estate – clapham, I heard this about an hour ago. Also know someone living just outside romford and they say they can see and smell alot of smoke coming from town centre

  88. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:16 PM | #96

    However there is a car on fire at Clarence road, Hackney.

  89. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:17 PM | #97

    Building on fire in Peckham Rye

  90. bill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:19 PM | #98

    Sources saying Sutton too. Not many thus far though.

  91. SFE
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:19 PM | #99

    You’re forgetting bow. Kicked off in Roman road. Looting and shopkeeper beat up. People heading towards bethnal green and stepney.

  92. amo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:19 PM | #100

    a friend just posted on FB that people are getting mugged for their bikes in London Fields

  93. Jim Nastics
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:20 PM | #101

    I is glad I sold up in ‘Ack-a-Nay in 2007.

    – Mr Moneybags

  94. He who eats razorblades…
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:24 PM | #102

    Harrow is dead quiet…for now…

    Jus did a recce bout 20min ago…quiet as…

  95. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:24 PM | #103

    Well done Gaz, your doing a much better job than Sky News

  96. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:27 PM | #104

    1926: That is Rye Lane, Peckham, not Deptford.

  97. joe
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:28 PM | #105

    Birmingham town a few mins ago foot locker its meant to of been set on fire http://lockerz.com/s/127818415

  98. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:30 PM | #106

    where are your sources of this info?

  99. Joe Smith
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:30 PM | #107

    I think the Greggs is actually in Peckham.

  100. arren
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:32 PM | #108

    its peckham greggs not deptford

  101. Abdul
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:34 PM | #109

    Can confirm Primark is not on fire.

  102. enoughnow
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:37 PM | #110

    Sudden disturbance at Finsbury Park, a bunch of police just ran out of station and fanned out into park and seven sisters road

  103. Oli
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:37 PM | #111

    So are things likley to escalate in Brimingham?

  104. John Seabrook
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:39 PM | #112

    I live very close to Romford town centre; about a 4 minute walk from the station, I can’t see a single plume of smoke or smell so I doubt there’s any fire. But a friend who works at the top end of the market near the Bull and pacific edge, who says there’s a large crowd gathering at the bottom near the Golden Lion.

  105. louise
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:39 PM | #113

    lots of sirens going off in sutton surrey, hopefully its officers from the large police station here going elsewhere…

  106. Froggy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:41 PM | #114

    Croydon :
    Around 200 youths are charging at police, throwing missiles before running away. Two rows of riot police are lining the junction of North End and London road with dangerous scenes unfolding near West Croydon station. Sticks and pieces of stone and rock have been thrown at police.

  107. Z
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:41 PM | #115

    Lol NO, Boris is finally coming BACK from holiday to check out the damage done to ‘his’ city!

  108. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:42 PM | #116

    “1939: Tweet from the Mayor, Boris Johnson: “Heading to the airport. Back in London tomorrow lunchtime. This mindless violence must cease.” He’s not seriously leaving London is he??”

    - No, he’s been on holiday and he’s coming back early!

  109. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:43 PM | #117

    Things spicing up again in Hackney, police have totally lost control of Pembury Rd area

  110. TheBard
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:43 PM | #118

    “1931: That Greggs image from the Skycopter is from Peckham”
    and if the google maps picture is still current the shop on fire is Regen’s for baby linen.

  111. Sam
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:44 PM | #119

    “1939: Tweet from the Mayor, Boris Johnson: “Heading to the airport. Back in London tomorrow lunchtime. This mindless violence must cease.” He’s not seriously leaving London is he??”

    he’s cutting a holiday short to get a plane TO london isnt he?

  112. alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:45 PM | #120

    Primark in Romford had no fire, just lots of people passing through, all other shops in Romford had shut, but they refused, much to the Police’s confusion. “Youths” went through as a short cut, threw things about, but as they said themselves when confronted ,”Why would we loot in here” – NO FIRE. Store now closed.

  113. Martin
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM | #121

    boris isn’t leaving, he’s only just returning from his holiday.

  114. Herpalot
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM | #122

    Boris Johnson isn’t leaving London, he’s coming back from holiday and the earliest he can get back is tomorrow lunchtime.

  115. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM | #123

    According to Google Streetview, that shop on fire in Rye Lane, Peckham, next to the branch of Greggs, was a store selling baby clothes. WTF?

  116. scarz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM | #124

    its the primark in East Ham that’s on fire

  117. H
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:48 PM | #125

    Your doing a brilliant job, keep it up!

  118. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:49 PM | #126

    this riot was well forcast by our uk column news paper ? etc etc etc?

  119. KSG
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:51 PM | #127

    none of this thx, this is for keeping tabs on what’s going on.

  120. Joe Smith
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:52 PM | #128

    Pembury looks to be really bad

    http://lockerz.com/s/127828013

  121. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:52 PM | #129

    http://lockerz.com/s/127825544

    taking no chances1
    kilburn sainsburys

  122. TheBard
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:53 PM | #130

    Look closer at the shop window, it dont look like baby linen !!

  123. Rachel
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:53 PM | #131

    does anyone know of anyone being injured other than police?I’m glad I’m not in London now anyway Its getting scary

  124. Sam Foggett
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 7:57 PM | #132

    Based upon what I’m seeing from friends, “Kicked off big time in Croydon :-(” “and Apparently the riots are hitting Kingston tonight.”

    BBC News reckons Birmingham and Leeds are joining in!

  125. RF
  126. Pete
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:01 PM | #134

    Keep up the great work, thank you for keeping us informed

  127. ah359
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:03 PM | #135

    harrow’s being evacuated. gyms, cinema’s, the shopping centre… apparently there’s messages going round that riots are starting at 10?

  128. someone from barnet
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:05 PM | #136

    The toby carvery in barnet is not smashed in there were never 200+ people in barnet the whole surrounding area (north finchley whetstone) completely normal, apart from 10 boys being searched by police outside the superdrug in barnet.

  129. He who eats razorblades…
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:07 PM | #137

    Harrow…large police presence…still quiet from what i hear…

    I reckon any theivin that goes on down there will b knocked on the head…and fast.

    Jus my opinion mind…

  130. matt
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:08 PM | #138

    reports of 8 riot vans in Cheshunt. also rumours from friends that riot vans and police helicopters are active in Birmingham

  131. Kate
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:10 PM | #139

    Harrow riots are rumoured to start at 10pm… (twitter)

  132. RB
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:15 PM | #140

    Nothing to do with PIN-protection. AIUI a BlackBerry PIN is actually a kind of serial number that the devices have.

  133. jon
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:16 PM | #141

    What army?

  134. RF
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:17 PM | #142
  135. enoughnow
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:18 PM | #143

    So much police just went past, and I mean about 8 riot vans. All going to Edmonton Green.

    • Jake
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:36 PM | #144

      I’d be very surprised if there’s anything major in Edmonton or Tottenham tonight. I least I hope not :(

  136. CCH
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:19 PM | #145

    Anything happening in Stamford Hill? (N16) All the shops closed down about 4 pm, but I haven’t been up to see what’s happening since – is it safe to go out?

  137. Dan
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:19 PM | #146

    That last picture is of the riots next to the Pembury estate in Hackney, not Lewisham. Thanks for the detailed coverage of these riots anyway. Mertons all quiet btw :)

  138. John Hu
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:26 PM | #147

    Unconfirmed report that police are setting up something around Kilburn High Rd. Spreading across from Harlesden/Willesden?

  139. dogtanion
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:27 PM | #148

    Croydon surburban? You’ve never been there have you?

  140. guest
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:28 PM | #149

    Press release from Birmingham police

    West Midlands Police are aware of some disorder in Birmingham city centre.

    Several premises in the centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations.

    ACC Sharon Rowe said: “We will not tolerate mindless violence and damage anywhere in the West Midlands and are working to ensure that the offenders are identified and caught as soon as possible.

    “A policing operation is in place with extra officers in Birmingham to restore calm in the city centre, and protect local people and businesses.

    “Our communities have made it clear to us that they do not want this kind of violence in their city and we will continue to work with them to bring anybody who commits acts of crime or anti-social behaviour to justice as soon as possible.”

  141. someone from barnet
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:29 PM | #150

    a BBM Broadcast has been going around:
    “Wanted: nuff n****** and bitches. Tonite nw london gets hit. Starting with staples corner (currys etc) den brent cross(head for da jewels). Y not take this opportunity to EAT. Riot starts at 10. F— it, da rest of london is eating now its our turn. Let’s go out and eat BIG. C u 2nite B-)”

    • Dissapointed
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:42 PM | #151

      Whats this about?

  142. Someone
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:29 PM | #152

    Feed on developing situation from Birmingham
    http://birminghamriots2011.tumblr.com/

  143. matt
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:32 PM | #153

    bull ring in birmingham apparently under attack now…

  144. Luke Pearson
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:35 PM | #154

    Reading from Canada, great feed, thanks!

  145. alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:36 PM | #155

    police should try and reach out to families instead of having to remain posted, their presence is like a raging river to youth at the very moment.If i where a police commission i wouldn’t remain headquarters, time to reach out with local leaders and reach out to families. Heavy hand is not the solution.
    Inspectors i would say its time to bring local church leaders, prominent locals and reach out to local community, heavy hands, deployments cannot work, give power back to locals to look after their facilities, empowering locals is what counts here.

  146. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:37 PM | #156

    My brother has just gone to find out if there is anything going on in colliers wood. I’ve not heared anything from brixton in a while and even though tootings on a bit of a lockdown I don’t think anything has happened there and I doubt much will happen there. I’m surprised Wimbledons not been hit.

  147. He who eats razorblades…
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:40 PM | #157

    What is it with people and fire?!

    Its like an obsession…ok places have been torched but not everywhere…i read yesterday on here that there was a fire in canary wharf for example?!

    Put it this way, if canary wharf/IOD/poplar/limehouse gets touched, watch how fast the army will turn up…

    In other news, harrow is still propa quiet…doubt anything much will kick off now the authorities have been tipped off…

  148. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:41 PM | #158

    Its going OFF on bethnal green road, extensive rioting and cars alight…

  149. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:42 PM | #159

    RIOT POLICE IN WOOLWICH

  150. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:44 PM | #160

    This is crazy, seems to have spread way out of hand. My opinion – http://reagansmash1994.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/my-two-cents-the-tottenham-riot/#more-717

  151. Empusa
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:47 PM | #161

    Might be best to remove/censor the leaflet image. Seems a shame to help the idiots circulate it

    • Abdul
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:52 PM | #162

      They’ve used that leaflet before to try to stop people talking to police about stabbings.

      • Empusa
        Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:31 PM | #163

        Lovely :(

        Just cannot understand people like that

  152. Jon
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:51 PM | #164

    I agree, please remove leaflet

  153. nigle
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:52 PM | #165

    About 20 masked youths tried to start a riot in Ealing, ran off and hid as soon as police arrived!

  154. dogtanion
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:54 PM | #166

    Mitcham is south london not surrey

    • Morgan
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:41 AM | #167

      Mitcham may be part of the London Borough of Merton, but it IS in Surrey..and always has been…e.g. ‘ Figges Marsh, Mitcham, Surrey’

  155. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:56 PM | #168

    People on twitter are saying the army should be called it, maybe they should before the whole of the UK is on fire!

  156. Froggy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:58 PM | #169

    Croydon : A double decker bus is ablaze near Reeves Corner with a large gathering of youths gathered around watching it burn

  157. Colin Seabrook
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 8:58 PM | #170

    Quote: “2053: Via Paul Lewis, the Guardian’s man on the ground. ‘City of London Police officer: “You’re not a fucking journalist. Do you want some.”

    Paul Lewis wants to grow up and grow pair. What does he expect at this time of extreme stress for the Police. Stop whinging about it and get on with your job – if you cant take a bit of abuse then try a different job.
    PS – ~I am a Guardian reader.

  158. Jack
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:04 PM | #171

    That last post about the city of London Police officers quote was not appropriate … the police are under a lot of pressure at the moment …. It’s comments like that which fuels the violence

  159. Emma
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:04 PM | #172

    According to reports (friends who are in Lea Valley Ice Rink), rioters are making their way down leabridge road from hackney towards Leyton, police have closed and evacuated Lea Valley Ice Rink.

  160. JS
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:04 PM | #173

    I was at Brent Cross way after 17:53. No problem there. It was still open when I left. Don’t know when – 6:30-7:00ish.

    The Paul Lewis ‘City of London Police Officer comment’. Can’t see it on his Twitter feed yet.

    Is this blog for real?!

  161. Paul Lewis
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:05 PM | #174

    053: Via Paul Lewis, the Guardian’s man on the ground. ‘City of London Police officer: “You’re not a fucking journalist. Do you want some.” ‘

    That’s a justified comment from a stressed police officer against a fucking journalist who needs to go home.

  162. Alice
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:05 PM | #175

    Hey, I’m hearing rumours of Roman Road in Bow, East London of people smashing shops and turing over cars. Can anyone confirm this please?

    Thanks so much for the constant updates. It’s really easing to have someone whose constantly updating people.

    • Emma
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:11 PM | #176

      Apparently this is true….

  163. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:08 PM | #177

    I’m hearing things about groups of youths in balham now.

  164. stev57
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:13 PM | #178

    thanks for the updates – this is one of the best news sources right now

    • stev57
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:37 PM | #179

      yeah whatever, piss off troll

  165. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:15 PM | #180

    Follow my blog for various bits of news, opinions and coverage of the riots. http://reagansmash1994.wordpress.com/

    “i completely disagree with the violence and the way the media is interpreting it. I do not for one second, believe that over half of the people rioting are doing it because of unemployment or austerity, i think they are jsut angry young men. Fair enough there may be individual reasons between small groups including class, race and other such like, however this does not condone mass violence, looting and panic.”

  166. Colin Seabrook
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:17 PM | #181

    Oh.. just heard the PM is returning…. whoopsy fucking dooo

  167. Bob
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:21 PM | #182

    You’re “Eating Dinner” – WTF ???

    Hang on Sky and the BBC are also going off air – reporters need to ‘nip to the loo’ ;-)

  168. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:23 PM | #183

    Right, so apparently they are not actually looting PC world in Colliers wood. My brother (a photographer) went there and there was no one there. A few people hanging around but nothing obvious.

  169. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:28 PM | #184

    oh come on man

    “Also, hello to Sky News – any chance of a job after this? ;)”

    aim higher than newscorp !

  170. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:29 PM | #185

    does the powercut in soho have relevence to the vandalism?

    • martin kry
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:36 PM | #186

      No, it’s an early one for the staff in soho tonight

  171. Gemma
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:34 PM | #187

    Apparently there are rioters beginning in Loughton and Harlow too!

  172. Michelle
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:35 PM | #189

    im so confused, is there any reason why there seems to be no fire brigades in croydon?

    • martin kry
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:38 PM | #190

      Theyre sorting London out first, mate
      Croydon could do with a bit of a blaze and the gentrification afterwards.

    • jackie hayes
      Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:39 PM | #191

      the rioters need to be cleared away so that the fire brigade can get to the fires

  173. bill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:37 PM | #192

    Orange network down.

  174. scarz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:41 PM | #193

    dont hate, he’s doing a good job

  175. Ben
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:41 PM | #194

    Friends in East Dulwich reporting that the Londis and some of the pubs on Lordship Lane have been done over…

    Scumbags.

  176. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:41 PM | #195

    You guys are too angry, maybe you should join them.

  177. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:42 PM | #196

    How can this happen nowadays? crazy!

  178. JayW
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:42 PM | #197

    The Deputy Mayor, on Sky News, is suggesting citizens take measures to stop the rioters.

  179. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:43 PM | #198

    Is there any news on Birmingham?

  180. Flick
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 9:55 PM | #199

    Family stuck in central Croydon and has stopped texting – can anyone confirm if the Orange network is working? Thanks for all the updates

  181. Nick
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:00 PM | #200

    Just walked from Ealing Broadway station home.

    Lots of police walking around, police vans stacking up in the high street, pubs/shops closed. Groups of hoodies walking around.

  182. Georgie Palmer
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:00 PM | #201

    helicopters over head in epsom, surrey

  183. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:02 PM | #202

    removing the leaflet link yet posting the Telegraph is pretty weak man.

    You just lost your credibility.

    Where next ?

  184. Ls
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:03 PM | #203

    Fires in bromley

  185. Romfordrobbie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:05 PM | #204

    tiny bit outside of the M25 , but does anyone know if it’s true that lakeside was evacuated ?

  186. paul
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:09 PM | #205

    traffic cams from around london…. some showing activity http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/road/default.aspx

  187. Gemma
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:13 PM | #206

    Any updates on the riots in Romford?

  188. S. Argos
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:13 PM | #207

    Where are the riot police and/or water cannons? Something needs to be done quickly.

  189. Lisa17
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:14 PM | #208

    Anyone heard of anything happenng in Lutn at 10pm???

  190. ricki
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:14 PM | #209

    anyone know whats goining on in mitcham?

  191. Lisa17
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:15 PM | #210

    Anyone heard anything happening in Luton at 10pm???

  192. ricki
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:15 PM | #211

    anyone know whats going on in mitcham?

  193. Nix
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:21 PM | #212

    Riots have apparently started outside Birmingham city center now. They’ve started in Wolverhampton and they’ve had to block off the Children’s Hospital

  194. alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:24 PM | #213

    alex :
    police should try and reach out to families instead of having to remain posted, their presence is like a raging river to youth at the very moment.If i where a police commission i wouldn’t remain headquarters, time to reach out with local leaders and reach out to families. Heavy hand is not the solution.
    Inspectors i would say its time to bring local church leaders, prominent locals and reach out to local community, heavy hands, deployments cannot work, give power back to locals to look after their facilities, empowering locals is what counts here.

    Its important for prime minister cameroon to speak directly to the youth in a calm clear manner, secondly to the parents, thirdly to whole community.It would help if he also thought carefully and urges the police to reach out to both parents and youth to end these riots.we stand ready to help to bring calm back to lost community and we cannot be ignored.

  195. Sue
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:26 PM | #214

    Rumours of riots in Harlow are false. Police are outside jd as a precaution because of the social media hype

  196. Stufat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:26 PM | #215

    Apparantly lakeside is Essex is being looted

  197. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:27 PM | #216

    How many deaths have there been?

  198. Mr Dude
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:30 PM | #217

    any updates on eastham and stratford?what shops got it?

  199. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:32 PM | #218

    Thanks for the awesome coverage!

  200. L.F
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:34 PM | #219

    what the bloody hell is going on…Come on people why can this all just stop and give us some peace. Its terrifying everyone especially if you have family members across the world panicking.

  201. dogtanion
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:34 PM | #220

    Clapham Junction is in Battersea, quite a way from Clapham, report properly to prevent confusion.

  202. Bryn
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:34 PM | #221

    My friend in Birmingham has told me the children’s hospital is under attack and a bomb has been found at the police station!

  203. Jake
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:34 PM | #222

    You racist prick.

    • Annabelle
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:16 AM | #223

      Why? All they are both doing is reporting on whats going on, and I know neither of them are!

  204. SFE
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:36 PM | #224

    Just saw 2 different masked up groups saying they’re heading to Victoria..??
    Apparently army vehicles in bank too via Twitter?
    Anyone confirm?

  205. keeley
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:36 PM | #225

    Alls uiet on Eltham high street altho alot of police action about.. dont no about the lootin of Argos cuz its tooked away off the main street

  206. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:38 PM | #226

    Alright gaz. it’s Arjun. i sent ells a few photos to upload. i live on brixton road opposite kfc. last night was mental but tonight it looks dead. big police presence and very few pedestrians in the area that was affected last night.

  207. jiggggg
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:38 PM | #227

    southall is on fire! and there are sirens going on in hayes (west london)

  208. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:38 PM | #228

    queensway being done over now.

  209. D
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:39 PM | #229

    Apprently h samuels in ealing looted and fire in carphoneware house and nandos there…not too sure tho

  210. D
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:41 PM | #230

    Bro been asked to leave southal area due to problems in southall, hayes hounslow…

  211. Scott
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:42 PM | #231

    had a text from mate in welling to say rioters are there too

  212. HP
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:45 PM | #232

    2 Asian Jewellers were raided on Ilford Lane earlier on this evening, I have a couple of photos as well

  213. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:48 PM | #233

    Since when did we have tanks in London??? (Last pic is a fake)

  214. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:48 PM | #234

    lol at the bank thats tahrir square, but the similarities cannot be missed

  215. Joe Smith
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #235

    Something wrong with the Bank picture. Tanks?? and no people clammering on them.

  216. Natz
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #236

    The picture you’ve posted is NOT bank… it’s Egypt ….

  217. James
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #237

    bank doesn’t have tanks in it y don’t you check your picture before posting it!

  218. bill
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #238

    22:44, they’re tanks, not police carriers, not London riots.

  219. ireadnewscif
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #239

    Yeah that’s not Bank. Those are APC’s and tanks in the picture.

  220. Sam
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM | #240

    check out @solmansol72 on twitter

    palmers green traders are awesome

  221. Omar Little
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:50 PM | #241

    There is no morrisons in Mitcham.

  222. cat
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:50 PM | #243

    @2245: Bizarre scenes in Bank. Are these rioters standing on top of abandoned police carriers?@
    And tanks in the background?? Not London.

  223. ed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:50 PM | #244

    That last picture is in cairo not London

  224. xxx
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:50 PM | #245

    http://yfrog.com/ki90044631j allegedly the army are in in bank

  225. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #246

    mate that’s definitely the mid east somewhere..

  226. C
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #247

    “Bizarre scenes in Bank” is this pic real? There are tanks in central London?

  227. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #248

    lol – that’s a picture of Egypt @2245. Nothing like turning a crisis into a drama you responsible media people! Stop fuelling the kids’ delusions.

  228. mr E
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #249

    them police carriers in the picture appear to be tanks if you look at the top left hand bit of the picture

  229. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #250

    Are those tanks in the Bank picture at 22.45?

  230. mike cp
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM | #251

    the latest picture of ‘bank’ shows TANKS… NOT police carriers…. PLEASE get your facts right… I was using your site and sources as ‘reliable info’ but now I am slightly dissapointed that you couldnt spot the tanks in the picture… even though it’s a big picture… are you even confirming the facts anymore???

  231. kris
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM | #252

    ealing kicked off about an hour ago!

  232. odd_job
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM | #253

    I don’t think that’s Bank. Or even London. Those look like tanks.

  233. E
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM | #254

    That’s not Bank! There are tanks in that photo!

  234. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM | #255

    Got confirmed report that both Tescos and ASDA in Feltham are now closed down, despite all being 24/7. However, there’s no indication of riots building up on streets of Feltham.

  235. Dissapointed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM | #256

    Is it in Central London aswell now?

  236. John Doe
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:53 PM | #257

    That photo of “Bank” is from Egypt I think, there are tanks near the top and they’re standing on American made/designed armored personnel carriers. I think you’ve been had

  237. tashaa
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:53 PM | #258

    is the zoo being broken into true? please try and find this out for me!

  238. Stone
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:53 PM | #259

    Mate unless that last picture was a joke. That is kind of a picture of Egypt.

  239. Alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM | #260

    Your “Bank” picture is actually from Egypt this February!

  240. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM | #261

    Apparently Ealing’s Castle Bar area is now a scene of rioting.

  241. suj kiani
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM | #262

    rumours coming through from my super secret source that david cameron’s plane has gone down over the british channel… his health is as yet unknown… ill keep you posted…

  242. Colin Seabrook
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM | #263

    Quote: 2245: Bizarre scenes in Bank. Are these rioters standing on top of abandoned police carriers?

    Nope, if you look carefully you will see they are TANKS in the top left corner and APC’s that those people are standing on…

    Not yet in London….. Not yet….!!

  243. Alex
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:55 PM | #264

    That photo of people standing on “police carriers” has TANKS in it… that’s clearly libya or egypt lol

  244. Amy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:55 PM | #265

    That last image is not at Bank…Thats a false image it has got tanks in the background must be from somewhere else.

  245. Oli
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:56 PM | #266

    Those ‘bizzare scenes at Bank’ are scenes from Egypt. They are protesters sitting on M113 armoured personnel carriers of the Egyptian army. We don’t even have those in this country.

  246. rhys
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:56 PM | #267

    your picture of bank is seriously not in London, Its not bank for a start, plus check out the three tanks (big army tanks that is) in the top left corner, where did you get the picture from?????

  247. Timbo
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:56 PM | #268

    Anyone notice the tanks in the background of the “bank” photo? not london.

  248. Amy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #269

    Last image is false… in the background there are tanks ?!

  249. Lynne
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #270

    Are you sure that’s Bank? Tanks in Bank? Hmm.

  250. SR
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #271

    Loughton in Essex have decide to join in. Police vans, horses and dogs are on the scene. There is Glass over the high road and local pubs and bars have closed early this evening.

  251. POitghy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #272

    Can’t say exactly what’s happening in Walthamstow – I’m staying in doors. But lots of police helicopters overhead and fire engines for the last hour. Very strong smell of burning coming from the High Street area. Any one know more?

  252. s
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #273

    disgraceful scenes

  253. laura
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #274

    that pic is from egypt!!!! its not bank!

  254. Joseph
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #275

    Friend of a Friend is a firefighter, he reports vehicles on fire at Ealing and Hanwell.

  255. Lynne
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM | #276

    Ah, no. Okay. Thought it looked a bit dodgy!

  256. kentish
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 10:59 PM | #277

    why did you take down the bank pictures down?

  257. Jack
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:00 PM | #278

    Tanks in London ….. PMSL – Gaz … mate …. sort your photos out before publishing crap …. where do you get your info from ? …. next you’ll be telling us Al Qaeda are responsible for the riots and the SAS have been deployed in Clapham …

  258. londonersfightback
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:00 PM | #279

    Apparently turk mob of 200 men are chasing youths in either Dalston or Hackney?

  259. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:02 PM | #280

    That picture looks like Egypt, and those look like APCs to me, not police cars!

  260. kris
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:03 PM | #281

    florist on ealing green is on fire and the grove pub has been smashed up

  261. laura
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:05 PM | #282

    This is shocking, I can’t believe the city I love and I thought other people loved too is being so abused.

  262. AAA
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:05 PM | #283

    Need a vigilante group to form, and destroy the mindless scum bags!!

  263. D
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:11 PM | #284

    cousin confirmed ealing hit, trains not stopping there

  264. K
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:14 PM | #285

    Bromley been hit, Primark and Glades smashed up – anyone confirm?

  265. RJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:21 PM | #286

    WOW : Footie match @ west ham cancelled tomoz on police request & meeting tomoz whether friendly @ wembley going ahead on wed..

    knock on effect I guess

  266. Claudiu
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:21 PM | #287
  267. Michael B
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:23 PM | #288

    from a friend:

    They are looting the shopping centre in tooting. friends fb status “watching a procession of xbox and t-shirt go down our street in the arms of pikeys, as I sit here with the cricket bat and people sirens are no good for sleeping children”

  268. mscpeed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:24 PM | #289
  269. mscpeed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:25 PM | #290
  270. mscpeed
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:25 PM | #291

    http://yfrog.com/h24cabgj actually sorry i dunno where this is from

  271. bang
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:26 PM | #292

    Romford under attack, can this be confirmed?

    • ng
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:03 AM | #293

      any news on romford yet??

  272. Just_In
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:27 PM | #294

    Heard of reports of fire and looting in ealing and have seen pictures as well. And seen pictures of riots in Westfield. Also heard of riots and looting in East London. Apparently someone got run over. Anyone possesses a blackberry broadcast this 0782250665411289 just on the news!! Police will lock your bbm off otherwise

  273. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:28 PM | #295

    Large group around 20 hooded youths and growing. Gathering at Holloway Road near Liverpool Road and Palmer Place, heading towards Holloway. Hoods up, faces covered, bottles in hand.

  274. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:31 PM | #296

    Don’t talk about wanting a job from Sky News even in jest.

  275. athomeandsafe
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:32 PM | #297

    I just spoke with a mate who’s working in a pub in Soho. Apparently there was a fire around Piccadilly Circus, and the area starting to get pretty tense. He also mentioned that they BELIEVE they’ve found a bag with a bomb in, at a pub in Bayswater. Anyone who can confirm/deny?

  276. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:32 PM | #298

    Don’t even joke about wanting a job from Sky News.

  277. mr E
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:33 PM | #299

    keep getting told lakeside is being looted ….. anyone know for sure ?

  278. jackie hayes
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:33 PM | #300

    Confirmed by family that its all started now in Liverpool xx

  279. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:33 PM | #301

    The tiger photo is from Italy in 2008. http://bit.ly/pmPj9j There are NO animals loose from London Zoo.

  280. Amy
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:34 PM | #302

    Heard rumours of riots kicking off in High Wycombe… Watford… And Chalfont… Can you confirm any of these more specifically Watford? x

  281. londons burnin
  282. Walthamstow Report
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:37 PM | #304

    Around 30 kids looting a clothes shop in Walthamstow high street, a few doors down from Sainsburys. Police came, and crowd dispersed.

  283. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:38 PM | #305

    The tiger picture is NOT from today. It is from Italy in 2008! http://t.co/bCav5g5 RT

  284. Hollie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:38 PM | #306

    This guy was brave in Clapham Common. Good on him. x

  285. Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:40 PM | #307

    The picture of the tiger IS a picture of a tiger, but from an OLD Daily Telegraph article about one that escaped in ITALY. Just to correct your update.

  286. AJ
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:40 PM | #308

    Just heard that the rioters in Hackney have been “tanking themselves up with alcohol” and are becoming bolder against the police.

  287. ree
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:41 PM | #309

    Thank you guys for relaying vital information this evening. Filtering through the shite and being great journalists

  288. kris
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:41 PM | #310

    Ealing is on fire, and rumours that westfield is under attack

  289. Eric
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:43 PM | #311

    What is the difference in effect between that which is now happening out on the streets and what is happening in the boardrooms of the big financial companies? Plain aggression can be detected easily: it is visible. Whereas on the other side the effects can take place “far away” from where a seed of cause has been planted. Well, maybe it is not as simple as that. But frustration might see it this way.
    In the US, somebody made a bet on the down-grading of the US rating: USD 850 million “on margin”. This must have been an “insider”. Or who would risk losing USD 850 million within just 2-3 days? Link is here: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article29477.html
    But all this is just my personal perception and my personl opinion derived thereof. No justification for anything. No call to arms of anything like that. Just trying to figure out some cause and some effect. We are one world, we love each other. Each single one. A lovable person. Not to be shunned, nor to be neglected, left alone, isolated. Even the so-called bosses and the high-potential politicians and other high-flyers are in need of compassion: they all fear that “what goes up must come down”. That is emotionally and mentally a very poor state of mind. And that also makes a base for violence – violence via the forces of money.

  290. pingu
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:44 PM | #312

    Topman on Slough high street on fire

  291. Thalia
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:44 PM | #313

    West Londoner you are doing better than all the might of the commercial press and we thank you for it. If there’s any sort of prize going these days I hope you get it.

  292. Katie
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:45 PM | #314

    Bromley South station closed, reports of shop on fire in the high street.

  293. Craig
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:46 PM | #315

    Has Anyone Heard Anymore About East Ham Because Im Hearing That The Denmark Arms Has Been Set Alight??

    • ng
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:06 AM | #316

      i hope thats just a rumor!!

  294. Btale.
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:49 PM | #317

    Loughton stuff is nonsense, i was there not long ago with only one police car and horse to be seen!

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:13 AM | #318

      yeah mate and the same her now totaly same old loughton nohting odd at all

  295. dq
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:50 PM | #319

    A fire and sounds of gunfire on westferry road in canary wharf…

  296. Ashley
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:50 PM | #320

    A friend of mine lives in ealing broadway, there are looters in the front of her garden at present on The Grove road apparently debating what damage to do to her/her roomates vehicles parked in their front garden. very scary!

  297. mooks
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:52 PM | #321

    Michael B :
    from a friend:
    They are looting the shopping centre in tooting. friends fb status “watching a procession of xbox and t-shirt go down our street in the arms of pikeys, as I sit here with the cricket bat and people sirens are no good for sleeping children”

    No they aint!

  298. inthesestones
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:53 PM | #322

    Thank you for this. You’re keeping better up to date than what I can get back state-side right now. Appreciate it.

  299. someone from barnet
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:54 PM | #323
    • TheMaskedCardigan
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:17 AM | #324

      how are they allowed to make this?!?!

  300. Sam Foggett
    Monday, 8 August, 2011 at 11:55 PM | #325

    Camden station is NOT on fire, just fyi.

  301. afa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:00 AM | #326

    Anyone know whats going on in the areas surrounding Ealing? Meaning Brenftord Isleworth Hounslow etc. Cheers!

  302. Bonnie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:02 AM | #327

    apparently fire in hertford road enfield/waltham cross area

  303. georgina Grant
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:04 AM | #328

    fire engulfed party shop opposite debenhams in clapham omg!

  304. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:05 AM | #329

    Debenhams in Romford has been hit by looters, Trouble is the stupid kids are watching it on tv and then going out and copying…. it is going to take some stopping!!!

    • ng
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:23 AM | #330

      is this true??!!

  305. Nathan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:05 AM | #331

    My bro just saw enfield industrial estate next to m25 on fire… biggest fire he has ever seen. left him speechless.

  306. Diana
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:08 AM | #332

    Thank you West Londoner for keeping us informed during this distressing situation.

  307. David Cameron
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:08 AM | #333

    Just seen this on FB….
    Locked into the new lloyds as there’s apparent problems with savages wanting to burn Luton…no free drinks though…bastards!

    It’s spreading!

  308. James Ellis
  309. Dave
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:10 AM | #335

    Trouble now in Coventry where i am, shops being looted by about 150-200 youths.

  310. Luke
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:11 AM | #336

    somthing in Enfield Lock is unfire for defo.. i can see the smoke

    • Shane
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:22 AM | #337

      hearing alot about this, anyone got any confirmation/info on this?

  311. Tash
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:12 AM | #338

    Can someone please investigate stuff going on in the Isle of Dogs area? Can hear loads of sirens and reports of a fire near Mudchute station.

  312. Lucy Smith
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:14 AM | #339

    I am near Argos in Eltham and I believe that it is definitely being looted. People are going up and down the road with cars, vans and on foot. Carrying plasma screens etc.

  313. mooks
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:15 AM | #340

    There are no fires or rioting Tooting!

  314. steve
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:15 AM | #341

    http://twitpic.com/6356×5

    picture of westbury pub ablaze in barking area.

  315. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:17 AM | #342

    Enfield lock Sony is on fire

  316. Shan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:19 AM | #343

    Something is on fire in Enfield lock

  317. T29
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:19 AM | #344

    Anyone heard anything about the kensal green/Harlesden area on the Harrow Road??

  318. michael24
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:19 AM | #345

    Need to know whats going on in Balham,just left from there 2 ours ago,everyone was running,pls,need to know

  319. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:20 AM | #346

    i am clued to riot porn. thewestlondoner, do you ever sleep?

  320. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:22 AM | #347

    Reports if Waltham cross in north london its on the border of cheshunt and enfield.
    aparntly parts of it are on fire

    http://lockerz.com/s/127886147

  321. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:23 AM | #348

    When are the police going to be given the authority to act decisively and regain control……after the 9.00 meeting tomorrow morning is too late……it’s shameful.

  322. Gareth Cooper
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:23 AM | #349

    this is just sick what the hell is wrong with people theses days? There are men been killed far away from here but do they get any news only they have been killed. What you think they all are thinking over there right now hay?????

  323. alex
  324. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:24 AM | #351

    Enfield, theres sirens and helicopters

  325. Syalla
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:25 AM | #352

    http://twitpic.com/6356ln/full Currys in charlton earlier tonight

  326. Jessica
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:25 AM | #353

    Rumours of fires starting in Enfield and also huge fire in or close to Oasis secondary school. Not sure how much of that is true.

  327. Thalia
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:26 AM | #354

    Hurrah for AppliancesOnline!

  328. Btale.
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:26 AM | #355

    The sony centre in enfield is ablaze!

  329. John
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:26 AM | #356

    Camden Latest: Electric Ballroom & Lock Tavern have been smashed up and Pizza hut is on fire!

  330. Jessica
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM | #357

    Houses now being robbed around the Enfield area, en3.

  331. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM | #358

    You’re doing a sterling job, thank you for your efforts Gaz.

  332. James Ellis
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM | #359

    Proof this is a very organised riot, please look. Apparently this flyer was found outside a looted Argos. I think it’s very important you share.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=138750612878558&set=a.138714069548879.36109.138692249551061&type=1&theater&pid=241933&id=138692249551061

  333. harry potter
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM | #360

    can you or anyone please confirm that Ponders End Library is on fire. Rumours going around at my area (upper Edmonton Green) cant see anything from my house. A police copper is over there with few police going by though. can you confirm anything?

  334. Jack tilley
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM | #361

    Enfield is up in flames. No joke. Police everywhere

  335. Rob
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:29 AM | #362

    Absolutely brilliant coverage. Thank you!

  336. k
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:29 AM | #363

    THANK YOU for these updates – I hope you get a load of work out of this, you’ve been the most informative site on the web during this!

  337. jj
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:29 AM | #364

    U sir are a legend for helping us keep update on the situation we would know hardly anything if we just had the normal news channels i used to live down in tooting and know alot of people in the affected areas so its good to know what is happening.

  338. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:29 AM | #365

    Unconfirmed reports of Tescos on Old Kent Road being looted.
    Tower Bridge Barclays Bank also rumoured.

  339. Sofia
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM | #366

    How are they gonna stop all this??? It’s just getting worst and worst!!

  340. H
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM | #367

    Thank you for your efforts!

  341. RJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM | #368

    All london football games called off.. as riots spread!

  342. Tom P.
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM | #369

    Doing a great job Gaz

  343. Tradeybear
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM | #370

    You’ve done a fantastic job tonight! And I for one am very grateful to you for covering this as well as you have! Thank you

  344. jenny
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:31 AM | #371

    massive fire in enfield believed to be on an estate

  345. Taylor
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:31 AM | #372

    I’d just like to say an enormous thank you to the reporter who’s put this together, it’s the best up-to-the-moment coverage I’ve seen.

  346. laura
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:32 AM | #373

    How can this be happening, we have so much how can people want more?

  347. desi_chick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:33 AM | #374

    Heard croydon mosque got attacked can anyone confirm??

  348. MrBlobby
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:33 AM | #375

    Latest Pic Links Broke?

  349. Annon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:33 AM | #376

    Westbury pub, barking. In flames.

  350. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:33 AM | #377

    sirens going nuts around the west kensington/olympia area, anyone know what’s going on?

  351. sm
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:34 AM | #378

    You are way ahead of the TV. Great job.

  352. Reinhard
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:35 AM | #379

    Police in retreat in Woolwich. Video is about an hour old.
    http://yfrog.com/0wtduz

    This scene makes me ashame. For this scene the UK-Politics is to blame. The made the police weak, they can only cover themselves.

    I write from Germany. Thanks God our Police is not as weakened as the UK-Police.

  353. Hellen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:35 AM | #380

    Thank u for all your hard work on here, and for the light relief in a serious evening. You better get a job!!!! :)

  354. TR
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:36 AM | #381

    Keep up the great work Gaz! This is the only source I look through to get the latest updates on the riots in London

  355. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:38 AM | #382

    Thanks for your comprehansive and accurate reports .Keep up the good work . x

  356. bonnie123
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:40 AM | #383

    apparently shops in hatfield are being looted and the Galleria…any confirmations??

  357. nat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:40 AM | #384

    I’d like to echo the massive thanks on the coverage. Sad, sad day. Ps, I’ve actually used appliancesdirect before and they’re great!

  358. Mark
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:41 AM | #385

    http://yfrog.com/0wtduz Woolwich earlier.

  359. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:42 AM | #386

    Been following this blog all afternoon. Amazing coverage, thank you! You deserve an award

  360. esco
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:42 AM | #387

    a little bit of good news – turkish and kurdish shop owners in stoke newington have teamed up and chased rioterss out of the street with baseball bats link to pics -

    turks and kurds defending there streets –
    http://twitpic.com/635noa

    more defending
    http://www.twitpic.com/635ffl

  361. David S K
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:43 AM | #388

    Is there any real value to this site? You’re just encouraging / circulating rumours

    • Em1234
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM | #389

      Log off then!

  362. Tomtom
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:43 AM | #390

    Amazing site//Blog? Up there with bbc and Guardian (maybe even better on this, for range of sources and speed!) Keep up the good work!!

  363. gwookie100
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:47 AM | #391

    can any one tell me if Stratford East London has been affected see the police though it would but heard nothing since this afternoon

  364. melanie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:47 AM | #392

    innova park enfield is now on fire parently the sony warehouse has been looted

  365. eddy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:48 AM | #393

    Liverpool right now.http://yfrog.com/h0ch8dpj

  366. dionisius
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:49 AM | #394

    good work gaz, was having a hard time finding ligit info until i stumbled upon this on http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread737583/pg1 check it out!

  367. Thalia
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:49 AM | #395

    I think the BBC are now watching this page to see what’s happening…

  368. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:49 AM | #396

    Liverpool RIGHT NOW!!!

    http://yfrog.com/h0ch8dpj

  369. natalie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:50 AM | #397

    Just heard houses are being broken in to in ealing?? & why wasn’t harlesden mentioned on this?

  370. overnightwill
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:50 AM | #398

    (Relatively minor) trouble in Toxteth up in Liverpool, a few cars burning, gangstas trashing stuff and now heading for the city centre.

  371. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:50 AM | #399

    There is definitely trouble in Liverpool – there’s a photo of cars on fire on “Grove Street” that Google Street View proves is genuine…

  372. Karen Mc Closkey
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:50 AM | #400

    Thanks for the updates Gaz – in Australia & bugger all on the news- sad day for UK. Welcome to Martial Law by morning, those idiots don’t know or care what they are doing & everyone will pay the price. Keep safe & Damn fine job u doing.

  373. Joey Skye
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:51 AM | #401

    Hi Gaz …. My friend Alma in liverpool wrote to me this ” It’s started in Liverpool too Joey, monkey see monkey do hey..:(” …” – followed by Update Joey, there are 100′s out smashing and burning I hear.. Rewind back to the 80′s, here we go :’(
    21 minutes ago · Like

  374. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:52 AM | #402

    More Liverpool snaps – It’s official, I’m there reporting (not looting):

    http://yfrog.com/h75jygfj

  375. scott
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM | #403

    sony centre is confirmed friends watching it burn from there windows

  376. ireadnewscif
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM | #404

    I think he must mean Hyrdogen cylinders. helium isn’t explosive.

  377. paul hammond
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM | #405

    Fire in waltham cross is in fact sony warehouse on innova park enfield lock

  378. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM | #406

    Friend of mine can confirm riots in Liverpool, relatively small scale at the moment though.

  379. Emma
  380. john
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:54 AM | #408

    orpington nugent shopping centre has been done just went to see and confirm that game has definetly been done

  381. SAM
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:54 AM | #409

    This is brilliant, you are doing a sterling job mate. Thanks for keeping us all updated.

  382. John R
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:55 AM | #410

    Debenhams in Romford market has been hit

  383. nath
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:55 AM | #411

    I’d like to confirm, Liverpool is getting hammered.

  384. mooks
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:56 AM | #412

    Gas canisters are helium canisters in Clapham’s Party shop!

  385. Jason
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:56 AM | #413

    Sky News live confirms reports of riots in Liverpool.

  386. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:56 AM | #414

    helium cylinders in clapham fancy dress shop that is burning

  387. overnightwill
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:56 AM | #415

    Great coverage by the way, better than any of the MSM websites or TV!

  388. James Erskine
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:56 AM | #416

    Helium in Clapham will be in Part Shop that is on fire – Balloons!!

  389. Sam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #417

    fire is at party superstore in clapham, on the junction down the road from the station

  390. Em1234
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #418

    Gas cylinders – assume from the party shop that has burnt down on the corner in CJ

  391. mr E
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #419

    debenhams in romford being done , from the market place , photo on facebook

  392. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #420

    LIVERPOOL VIDEO:

    http://yfrog.com/0wtduz

  393. upaul
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #421

    helim was near the party store, oppoaite debenhams

  394. Jason
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:57 AM | #422

    0053 Apparently this was in Ealing

  395. upaul
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:58 AM | #423

    helium was near the party store, oppoaite debenhams

  396. mr E
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:58 AM | #424

    romford riots

  397. Scrappy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:58 AM | #425

    Residential houses in ealing now broken into – including one containing our friends and their 5 month old baby…

  398. gtv
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM | #426

    The Sony Centre is actually Sony DADC their massive distribution company. If that goes up flames expect shortages of DVDs, Games etc for a bit!

  399. dec
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM | #427

    hellium tanks in the fancy dress shop on lavender hill which is on fire

  400. h cookson
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM | #428

    Helium Canisters are from a fancy dress store in clapham

  401. me
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM | #429

    keep up the good work,u deserve an award,ur way ahead of the tv-by the way does anyone know if Brixton has calmed down now?

  402. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:00 AM | #430

    Helium is an inert gas! It is NOT same as hydrogen! It won’t go bang. Just make people talk with a bit higher of voice if inhaled :-)

  403. Jamie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:00 AM | #431

    Fuck these pricks, going tooooo far with entering innocent people’s homes and burning houses and business with flats above them.

  404. Clean
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:01 AM | #432

    the helium is in a party shop in Clapham – that;s why residents are being evacuated, the shop has been looted/smashed up.

  405. caz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:01 AM | #433

    army in croydon? any truth to this?

  406. Martin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:02 AM | #434

    presence of canisters of compressed gas is a problem because gas held under pressure is explosive, even if the gas itself isn’t flammable – gas expands when heated, applying more pressure. when that pressure reaches a certain point the canister will fail explosively.

  407. Sci
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:03 AM | #435

    Re: Helium. Helium may not be flammable, but any pressurised container in a fire can explode simply due to the gasses expanding. Could go off like a grenade; all kick, no fireball.

  408. Oli
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:03 AM | #436

    erm something on the internet abotu Granada News confirming rioting in toxteth, liverpool- is this true?

  409. joanna sennitt
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:03 AM | #437

    gas canisters are in party supplies shop which is on fire opposite debenhams by clapham junction.

  410. rich
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:04 AM | #438

    andrewrh :
    Helium is an inert gas! It is NOT same as hydrogen! It won’t go bang. Just make people talk with a bit higher of voice if inhaled

    The gas itself exploding isn’t the problem. Helium (and all gases) is stored under high pressure, when heated the gas expands and the cylinders explode, they can do a lot of damage.

  411. Josiah
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:05 AM | #439

    Turkish community of dalston doing there best to keep rioters away from the area http://twitpic.com/635ffl

  412. overnightwill
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:06 AM | #440

    This is Toxteth just outside the Women’s Hospital:

  413. Oli
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:07 AM | #441

    Granada news network at 00:49 apparently confirming riots in Toxteth, Liverpool? can anyone confirm?

  414. Jake
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:08 AM | #442

    1,700 extra police have been deployed according to Sky News

  415. yusuf ravat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:09 AM | #443

    my friends shop got broken into by the youths, so we were helping out and then all of a sudden 50 – 80 youths started approaching us from clarence rd, hackney and just then the police vans turned up alhumdulillah! lucky or it could have got very ugly. these youths have even broken into people houses and that is where i draw the line!!! i am very angry now!!! how is it police cant deal with these little shits????

  416. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:12 AM | #444

    Liverpool incidents have been confirmed by BBC News btw..

  417. Jason
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:12 AM | #445

    I have just been around to the industrial estate. Can confirm the fire at the Sony distribution centre fire but there are no riots or any local disturbance. It seems like a coincidental fire that happened accidentally but can’t confirm that at all.

  418. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:13 AM | #446

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675

    bbc confirm liverpool riots

  419. Eraj
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:14 AM | #447

    Southall and greenford got hit right now!

  420. steve
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:14 AM | #448

    any cylinder will explode if heated , pressure builds and it explodes , metal fragments, explosive fire only if flammable gas

  421. Laura
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:14 AM | #449

    Fact correction: Balloons get filled with helium, not hydrogen (that’s incorrect). However, the heat of the fire would cause the gas pressure to build up to the point where it would explode (albeit not flammable but would still have a potentially fatal impact on anyone nearby). BBC reporter is incorrect (I am a science journalist!)

  422. Scared….
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:14 AM | #450

    Are the bromley and orpington stories true?! Ive also heard reports at beckenham and bexley! Can you confirm them?!

  423. Laura
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:15 AM | #451

    Fact correction: Party balloons get filled with helium, not hydrogen (that’s incorrect – and dangerous with birthday candles nearby!). However, the heat of the fire would cause the gas pressure in the canister to build up to the point where it would explode (albeit not flammable but would still have a potentially fatal impact on anyone nearby). BBC reporter is incorrect (I am a science journalist!)

  424. Kevinus65
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:15 AM | #452

    Ref: Helium canisters. Any compressed gas suddenly released would turn a canister into a torpedo.

  425. shaunna
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:15 AM | #453

    Theres been minor disturbances in harlow, nothing major though, will update if needed

  426. Roo Crawford
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:17 AM | #454

    I am from London now living in USA this is terrifying!

  427. Tom
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:17 AM | #455
  428. Thalia
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:17 AM | #456

    Now we know where all the Police were – the Walworth Road in Southwark…

  429. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:17 AM | #457

    please please please share this vid this guy speaks so much sense its unreal http://www.twitvid.com/M65AY

  430. Sharon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:17 AM | #458

    Thank you for keeping us up to date with what is going on.

    Hope you manage to get some sleep soon!!

  431. Xan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:18 AM | #459

    Re 0108: The shop in question is a party & fancy dress shop, it is highly unlikely to have Hydrogen on the premises!

  432. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:18 AM | #460

    just took some photos of the enfield sony center fire… alarmingly large fire, very close to m25… scary stuff

    http://thepoisonousbeardeddarnelweed.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/i-predict-a-riot/

  433. linda george
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 AM | #461

    Thank you for your updates. A lot of work but appreciated greatly. :)

  434. rose bush
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 AM | #462

    ” Merseyside Police confirm they are dealing with a number of incidents in South Liverpool, including cars being set alight. Members of the public have been advised to avoid Smithdown Road, Lodge Lane and Upper Parliament Street. ” from bbc blog

  435. Tom
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 AM | #463

    You deserve a medal dude, or something greater. Thank you so much for sticking with this and keeping everyone updated. If I believed in god I’d say god bless you. Seriously, thank you.

  436. Lou
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 AM | #464

    Enfield sony centre is up in flames, im currently in hertford and can see the smoke from here, theres been muggings and reports of house burglary too

  437. Jim
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:21 AM | #465

    Party Party Party is a party supplies shop, which probably means it will be carrying helium rather than hydrogen. Although helium is non-flammable, if the cylinders heat up they will go off like a grenade, spraying chunks of metal around. Still cause for concern

  438. king
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:22 AM | #466

    High street in Liverpool all smashed up. Primark especially luted.

  439. James Howland
  440. CW
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:23 AM | #468

    Housemate confirmed mothercare went up in Colliers Wood, with looting in PC World, HD Sports, Sports Direct, and Game.

    Looters stashing their ‘loot’ in the trees by the Wandle river then going back for more.

    Police presence in the area protecting petrol stations and the huge Savacentre complex.

  441. UR
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:24 AM | #469

    You are doing an awesome job of reporting – really impressive! Thanks for your hard work.

  442. Paul
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:25 AM | #470

  443. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:26 AM | #471

    Wish I was in London to make you a mug of coffee. In new york city and ur blog is giving me the best updates of my hometown. Thanks

  444. Jason
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:27 AM | #472

    Reports on Sky & BBC of a fire at an ‘not permanently manned’ police station in Birmingham – Holyhead Road in Handsworth.

  445. Del
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:27 AM | #473

    Newham: Looting in Stratford High Street. BBC live feed

  446. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:27 AM | #474

    so what do we do now wait till they get tired then allow them to do it again tomorrow this needs to stop now we dont need the meeting int he morning we need it now!!!!

  447. samantha
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:29 AM | #475

    can u tell me if theres anything kicking off near or around putney please

  448. fred
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:30 AM | #476

    The rich are next, they’re coming to eat the rich… West London, you’re on the menu >:)

  449. Dan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:31 AM | #477

    supposedly riots in bristol now http://twitpic.com/636g6d

  450. madison
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:31 AM | #478

    Thank you for all your hard work, think you might night a bucket of black coffee before the night is out …..

  451. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:31 AM | #479

    you’re welcome for coffee here buddy, just next to Park royal.

  452. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:32 AM | #480

    Tandem Centre

  453. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:33 AM | #481

    You are doing an amazing job mate!

  454. Lisa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:34 AM | #482

    someone just rang me and said *Enfield Island Village has been looted/rioted..Can anyone Confirm this?

  455. Jason
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:34 AM | #483

    Also reports of riot police out in force in both Nottingham and Derby. http://twitpic.com/6367au

  456. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:35 AM | #484

    A jewelers next to argos in ELTHAM has been looted, still hanging around outside the shop.

  457. ree
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:36 AM | #485

    nothing in hayes near the station…. alls quiet on this western front!

  458. kym
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:36 AM | #486

    Fantastic up to date information, thank you very much!

  459. Jinfe
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:37 AM | #487

    I can confirm that Hounslow and Twickenham have 2 crowds of 10 hanging around, not sure if this means a riot is oncoming.

  460. Candida
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:37 AM | #488

    Constant sirens, police and ambulances, along Clapham Road, but I think it’s just to get to the Junction and other hard-hit areas. Eerily silent otherwise.

  461. spanner
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:38 AM | #489

    hope some kind person made you a coffee gaz your doing a great job

  462. adam bennett
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:39 AM | #490

    there’s a whole lot of activity down town in bristol, riot vans everywhere, a cars been burnt out they’re trying to loot cabot circus i expect.

  463. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:41 AM | #491

    Nothing is happening in hayes

  464. Jeffrey
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:41 AM | #492

    Thank you for your hard work in keeping this board up to date, and thank you to everyone who is contributing. The video from Liverpool is incredible. The crowd has confidence; the confidence to actually attack the police. It is going to be a long night.

  465. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:43 AM | #493
  466. a01020304
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:46 AM | #494

    BBC says there are incidents in manchester, not sure if true as cannot see the police chopper out from my window.

  467. KSG
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:47 AM | #495

    Camden about to kick off again

    • Yes
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:54 AM | #496

      Camden is looking awful, really really bad. I would SERIOUSLY recommend not going down that way.

  468. iggiewig
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:49 AM | #497

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plU1_GxW66Y& A stand off in Bond St, Ealing

  469. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:49 AM | #498

    Gaz, you’re doing a great job. You’re my number one stop for all my daily rioting needs! Keep up the good work!

  470. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:50 AM | #499

    Confirmed rioting in hayes

  471. overnightwill
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:50 AM | #500

    The video at 1.25 isn’t liverpool.. Listen to the accents!

  472. bbcat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:53 AM | #501

    good job well done! happy to offer you coffee
    in harlesden

  473. Bexy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:54 AM | #502

    Excellent work guys keeping everyone up to date, it’s bloody terrifying stuff and the information helps. Legends. May you get lots of lovely work from this and also cups of tea and enjoy your snooze when you get to it. :) xx

  474. Anonymous
  475. Mark
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:54 AM | #504
  476. Yes
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:55 AM | #505

    Any news on Graham Park?

  477. ananoymous
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:57 AM | #506

    theres alot of police vans on the broadway southall and loud chanting #west london

  478. Llort
  479. up2date
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:01 AM | #508

    Bristol

  480. scarz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:02 AM | #509

    thanks for all the hard work, you’re doing a great job, keep at it x

  481. Jmags
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:03 AM | #510

    Apparently At worlds end is on fire, electric ballroom (Camden) got trashed but was protected by police earlier. according to a mate there’s a few starting trouble in wembley

  482. Bernard Miller
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:05 AM | #511

    A photo I took a little past midnight of the remains of the Reeves Furniture store. When I walked from there to the South End, the human rats were looting the Richer Sounds and the Cycle King.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150267150662441&set=a.161893437440.124809.720107440&type=1

  483. sean
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:06 AM | #512

    waltham abbey sainsburys deposite is on fire..biggest blaze over past 3 days on bbc news live now

  484. kelly
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:07 AM | #513

    waltham abbey there is a sainsburys distribution depot on fire

    • kelly
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:16 AM | #514

      its apparently a sony depot not sainsburys

  485. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:08 AM | #515

    Cheers for Doin this guys really appreciate

  486. Sam
  487. Kevinus65
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:10 AM | #517

    Your doing a great job, my hat goes of to you

  488. Gemma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:10 AM | #518

    Any word on Harrow? I know it was tense earlier and they closed the station and town centre but I’m worried they’ll target north west London again! Ps thanks so much for your hard work you’ve been an absolute star! It’s ace to see everyone banding together here to help eachother with info, nice one guys, stay safe!

  489. Mark Warley
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:11 AM | #519

    I’ve just seen on BBC news now of a fire at the Sainsburys distribution centre in Waltham Abbey. Very severe. Looks bad, probably not much going to be left of the building.

  490. siraj
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:11 AM | #520
  491. Will
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:12 AM | #521

    sainsburys depot in waltham abbey is on fire, its the size of a football pitch according to the guardian…
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8687177/London-riots-live.html

  492. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM | #522

    Best tenner I ever spent . Thank you for all of your superb coverage of tonight’s utterly unbelievable events. Beer on me.

  493. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM | #523

    Donation sent. Enjoy buddy!

  494. Muzafar Ali Chaudhry
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM | #524

    Just witnessed a Vodaphone on Chiswick high street get robbed

  495. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:14 AM | #525

    BBC now saying that huge fire in Waltham Abbey is a Sony distribution centre, not a Sainsburys depot.

    • Sammy
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:31 AM | #526

      there was a Sony distribution centre on fire earlier in Enfield, and then the sainsburys depot in Waltham Abbey

  496. amy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:15 AM | #527

    bbm and facebook messages going around, apparently, to people in sheffield about a riot at city hall, london road and chapeltown. this isn’t confirmed but there is a lot of talk about the messages on facebook, can’t hear no chopper though or anything so must not have started yet! it’s bloody ridiculous!

  497. Claudiu
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:15 AM | #528

    0213: Huge fire at Waltham Abbey. Apparently this is a Sainsbury’s depot. Pic courtesy of the BBC: – BBC appologized as the footage was from the Sony Center…

  498. JT
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:17 AM | #529

    Any new or pictures on Bristol

  499. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:18 AM | #530

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150333636850851&comments a sickening example of the attitude shown by those rioting.

  500. Andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:18 AM | #531

    That pic is a Sony depot not Sainsbury’s BBC said.

  501. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:19 AM | #532

    Beer donation made. Thanks for your coverage. Reports on twitter of some trouble in Streatham… police dogs chasing looters who have attacked Blockbusters. This is unbelievable.

  502. chris
  503. Guv
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:22 AM | #534

    Croydon is a toilet, always has been….

  504. wibbling
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:23 AM | #535

    Does anyone know if the oxfam bookshop ealing green is still standing it’s on the same block as Carluccios which i heard was on fire :(

  505. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:24 AM | #536

    That mugging video has made me feel sick and disgusted. These people are fucking appauling… I’m actually lost for words

  506. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:25 AM | #537

    hope you get plety of donations boys, you’ve definitely earned some beers – and lol at the email address!

  507. ben
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:28 AM | #538

    have seen pictures on fbook of brent park tesco on fire can anyone confirm this they where posted about 2 hours ago? brilliant blog by the way!!!!!

  508. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:29 AM | #539

    Keep up the good work, amazing coverage. Get yourself a pint 2mrw… i hope there are some pubs left 2mrw for you to get one.

  509. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:31 AM | #540

    Those london eye pics look spectacularly fake. I hope so, I think that it would be straight on the news if it was true.

  510. LordEngelbert
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:33 AM | #541

    pics have to be a fake, surely?

    that close to the parts of London that matter, wouldnt the govt. break out the departments of the police and others that are carrying something slightly heavier than bad language, a shield and a baton?

  511. Coco
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:35 AM | #542

    From where I live I can see the top half of the London Eye and it looks fine? Blue lights and no sign of fire or smoke, I’ll keep you updated.

  512. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:35 AM | #543

    there are a series of web cams here, one has a shot of the london eye which appears real time;

    http://www.radissonedwardian.co.uk/leicester-sq-webcam-large.html

  513. Flick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:35 AM | #544

    I can see the wheel from my house…The lights on it are blue and there is no smoke or fire as far as i can see…

  514. bob
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:36 AM | #545

    Gents,

    A BRILLIANT Service.

  515. Ivor Bagonuts
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:36 AM | #546

    London Eye looks ok from here, blue light on not orange ones.

  516. Andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:38 AM | #547

    3 riot police vans w/blues and twos just flew through acton high street/uxbridge road west bound

  517. Andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:39 AM | #548

    who would fake those pics? sickos

  518. dsajkf
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:41 AM | #549

    The EXIF data for london58.jpg suggests the photo was taken in 2009, so I’d strongly suspect the London Eye on fire is a fake.

  519. Andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:42 AM | #550

    … 3 more going west bound towards Ealing

  520. IchUndDu
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:43 AM | #551

    Here the video from the facebook link at youtube (the man who was robbed by some pricks):

  521. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:46 AM | #552

    There are reports that LFB is running Very LOW on Fire Engines. Thames Water has also said that CR7 + CR14 postcodes are going to have low Water Pressure due to the Fire Brigade’s using the water to put out the fire.

  522. natalie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:47 AM | #553

    you are doing a great job- thanks and well done.

  523. Mickey
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:55 AM | #554

    Telegraph briefly reported something to do with Sloane Square on their feed. Any news on that? Getting a bit close for comfort.

  524. dh112
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:57 AM | #555

    Just to say the pub that was set alight in Barking has been semi-derelict and empty for years: it must have closed as a pub (was The Westbury Arms) maybe 12, 15 years ago, and has been unused for most of the time since. An easy target, I suppose.

  525. Dan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:59 AM | #556

    thewestlondoner.co.uk redirected to you’re site (still for sale though, offers welcome)

  526. RF
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:00 AM | #557

    Reports of youth gatherings in Willesden (twitter)

  527. Linnerz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:00 AM | #558

    i have a domain you can use for as long as needed that will fit awesomely

  528. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:03 AM | #559

    Just gave you guys a fiver, you deserve your beers.
    Also requesting you include this picture, shows us the kind of idiots we’re dealing with.
    http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpmtn5MsN11r1p3wro1_400.jpg

  529. Sarah
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:11 AM | #560

    i’ve been keeping up with your feed all evening and really appreciate the effort on your part to keep us all informed, thank you!

  530. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:13 AM | #561

    Any more news on Deptford, Tower Bridge and Old Kent Road/Walworth Road?

  531. Xan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:13 AM | #562

    FYI people, Clapham Junction is in Battersea not Clapham!
    BBC news, get your facts right!

  532. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:13 AM | #563

    there is some vandalism in Romford, Essex;

  533. Jon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:14 AM | #564

    Timber yard in East Ham set ablaze according to BBC NEWS

  534. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:15 AM | #565

    Great work with the posts. Thanks! Sitting here in Bristol feeling sick about what’s happening

  535. Sammy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:16 AM | #566

    Just heard on the news that there is a fire in a timber yard in East Ham???

    • Katie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:22 AM | #567

      London Fire Brigade Twitter Feed says “Timber yard fire on going in East Ham on Plashet Grove. The yard 100 x 50 is 50 per cent alight. 4 fire engines and 20 firefighters on site.”

  536. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:16 AM | #568

    thankyou for doing such a great job of reporting and keeping us up to date sky and the bbc have nothing on you

  537. Raf
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:19 AM | #569

    Great reporting. Have you seen this: #riotcleanup
    http://www.facebook.com/londoncleanup?sk=wall

  538. Flick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:23 AM | #570

    You guys are smashing it…keep it up…

  539. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:26 AM | #571

    you guys are doing a fantastic job! does any1 knw if the reports of looting on stratford high street are true? thanks

  540. KSG
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:32 AM | #572

    Woolwich is apparently completely trashed, most of the main shops alight

  541. colin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:34 AM | #573

    westbury arms pub in barking is burnt to the ground and most surrounding buildings there are videos that confirm this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGII7-PqxsE&feature=share

  542. P&C
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:34 AM | #574

    You’ve done a better job than the BBC tonight IMO. Thanks!

  543. Jack Riley
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:37 AM | #575

    Just wanted to say fantastic job on the coverage tonight. you have kept me more informed and up to date than most mainstream media.

  544. Jon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:41 AM | #576
  545. Brutalist Archetype
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:49 AM | #577

    Why aren’t the police using their CS/Pava sprays at all, not one recorded use in all the hours of footage.

    It’s almost as if they’re allowing this to hapen to make a point.

    • rich
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:55 AM | #578

      I suggest this may be because the riots are in residential areas. I assume they don’t want to accidentally gas people stuck in nearby houses and flats, either forcing them out of the safety of their homes or causing a lot of suffering.

  546. Notional67
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:02 AM | #579

    ?? cld by Angel Edmonton, rather than Islington Angel? I think there was some looting in Edmonton earlier. Trying to send you guys cash for a beet but Paypal has given up on me. Will try again tomorrow. Thanks for excellent coverage. I really appreciate it. What a disaster for our city.

    • Notional67
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:05 AM | #580

      Shld of course be beer… sorry….

    • Jon
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:19 AM | #581

      I have heard of Greggs in edmonton been ransacked

  547. Lordie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:07 AM | #582

    Hey guys, nice work btw
    Not sure about the TfL statement about trams running regular through South London.. they dont start running till 5.20 am and they certainly wont be going through Reeve’s Corner and West Croydon

  548. Jon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:08 AM | #583

  549. wargasm jawspasm
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:09 AM | #584

    fantastic job you put BBC to shame thanks for your efforts

  550. jess
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:29 AM | #585

    well done on keeping up to date, thank you! also want to report rioters crashed a car into Foneshop on London Road in Norbury, right in front of Norbury Police Station http://yfrog.com/h0wrldihj

  551. Sky
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:31 AM | #586

    A round of applause is well deserved here for all your hard work.
    ClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClapClap…

    Get some rest.

  552. Sarah
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:40 AM | #587

    thank you so much ! I hope u will not start a fresh page tomorrow!

  553. Notional67
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:52 AM | #588

    Really great work. Thanks so much both of you. You were substantially better this evening than either the BBC or Sky. But let’s hope we don’t need you tomorrow. I’ll send you that donation for a beer.

  554. Bob Stewart
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:07 AM | #589

    Big thanks for the coverage throughout the night. Donation for a few drinks heading your way.
    Let’s just hope we don’t have to do this all over again tonight. :-(

  555. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:33 AM | #590

    just wanted to say thanks for all the up dates, i hope u got some rest and i hope u have nothing else to report and it all dies out, very sad times :(

  556. Jody
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:46 AM | #591

    thanks so much for doing this, I live on northcote road and was kinda relying on these updates late night. Thanks

  557. Ashley Howe
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:48 AM | #592

    For details on how to help the big clean up go to http://www.riotcleanup.co.uk

  558. Clio
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:20 AM | #593

    Brilliant updates and photos, amazing effort! I hope someone gives you a job, well deserved.

  559. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:02 AM | #594

    just want to say thanks for the u dates just praying for all those families scared x

  560. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:06 AM | #595

    Fantastic updates, been following you throughout the riots and will continue to do so. Kudos from Portugal!

  561. amy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:24 AM | #596

    i live in hertfordshire..friends saw people looting homebase in hatfield and also somewhere in waltham cross was on fire a couple of hours ago

    • jackie hayes
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:47 PM | #597

      herts police state that nothing happened in our area, its all rumours

  562. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:31 AM | #598

    Problem in Britain is the immigrants from all countries of the world
    Immigration must be stopped
    Functions must be citizens of the United Kingdom only
    Foreigners should be expelled from Britain

    • Kris
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:35 AM | #599

      What sort of idiot are you? This has nothing to do with immigrants this has to do with British kids who have grown up in a climate that says they can get away with this sort of thing. Don’t be a prat and start trying to make this into some sort of racist row. And no offense but with a name like Ishaq you’re probably from an immigrant background yourself so maybe we should send you and your family back to where they came from?

  563. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:52 AM | #600

    Immigrants are the reason

  564. Ra
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:55 AM | #601

    Well done guys, sitting half way round the world, freaking out a little. Hoping the cleanup goes well and the city settles down. What a prick of a way to end a summer. Thinking of you all.

  565. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:56 AM | #602

    Must maintain the security of the country no matter what happens
    There is a law and justice
    We do not want violence and murder
    Should provide jobs
    There are no jobs
    Life is hard and living you know

    I’m from the Persian Gulf and I am not from Britain

  566. Gillian
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:41 AM | #603

    Good work last night, thanks for the constant updates about everything, just wanted to say you’ve done a great job on a horrible night. Let’s hope it’s not necessary again, but I’ll be keeping my eye on here if it is.

  567. Soren Ericsson
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:51 AM | #604

    According to the bin men in Ealing there was still looting going on in West Ealing as of a couple of hours ago.

  568. CW
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:31 PM | #605

    I have overheard youths talking around the Collier’s Wood area, that Wimbledon will be hit today/tonight.

  569. Jay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:40 PM | #606

    hey guys just to say I think you are doing great work, donated 20 squid and hope you get hired into some bigger things- please try to keep on top of verifying things I know you do your best as it is cheers

  570. Jay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:40 PM | #607

    ah yes also to say, can you fix your wordpress so the comments are ordered in reverse chronological- so if we go to your post, the newest comments are at the top thanks

  571. Mhyque
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 12:51 PM | #608

    Thanks for your coverage, it was the go to hot point for all of r/london.

  572. claire
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:03 PM | #609

    apparantly it is at lakeside now is this true?

  573. sk
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:08 PM | #610

    does anyone know if anything is currently/planned to happen in ealing/wembley area, as my mothers nursery are contemplating whether to shut early?

    • ree
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:21 PM | #611

      Hey,
      I work at a jewellers in Ealing and they only raided H. Samuel in the mall shopping centre. They’ve just closed down the centre as they suspect something will kick off at 2pm

  574. ree
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 PM | #612

    Hey,
    I work at a jewellers in Ealing and they only raided H. Samuel in the mall shopping centre. They’ve just closed down the centre as they suspect something will kick off at 2pm

  575. wargasm jawspasm
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:20 PM | #613

    just wondered has anyone else noticed that labour council controled areas seem to be targeted or is it that conservative areas are not being exempted from ‘mob justice’ – coincidence or not?

  576. rod mcleod
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:29 PM | #614

    Absolutely excellent journalism. Allowed me to keep up to date here in Czech rep. Your qualifications of the reports and subsequent dismissal of same when found false was very good. I hope you dont have to repeat however I will be watching all night.

  577. TJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:49 PM | #615

    There are rumours that people may be coming to Uxbridge town centre later this afternoon to cause trouble. The council is working closely with the police and other partners to put in place plans to deal with any incidents which may occur. Any incidents will be dealt with by the police quickly.

  578. TJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:54 PM | #616

    From Hillingdon Council: There are rumours that people may be coming to Uxbridge town centre later this afternoon to cause trouble. The council is working closely with the police and other partners to put in place plans to deal with any incidents which may occur. Any incidents will be dealt with by the police quickly.

  579. Marie-Pierre Bloomfield
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 1:57 PM | #617

    I heard whilst walking in the street that they are planning to loot Tooting at 4pm!?

  580. Linda George
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:04 PM | #618

    Apparently it’s kicking off in Hackney. A friends husband has been evacuated from work. Also, there are reports bluewater is closing early as youths are gathering outside.

  581. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:53 PM | #619

    Sent you guys a donation! Think you deserve a drink!!!

  582. Soren Ericsson
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:53 PM | #620

    Shops in Ealing Broadway were advised by police to close at mid-day in anticipation of further unrest this afternoon. Shops in South Ealing are waiting to be told whether they should close.

  583. g
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 PM | #621

    heard a rumour about it kicking off in the heathway in dagenham. Can anyone confirm please? I have family there and am worried

  584. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:07 PM | #622
  585. andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:11 PM | #623

    a friend just told me Lower Addiscombe Rd has been hit in the last half hour.

  586. ginag
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:20 PM | #624

    Why no more feeds? Apparently its kickin off in Edmonton, Enfield and Waltham Cross again.

  587. ginag
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:23 PM | #625

    Why no more posts? I have heard rumours its kicking off in Edmonton and now Enfield Town and Waltham Cross has been put on red alert but your site isn’t reporting anymore??

  588. andy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:51 PM | #626

    Ive just found this pro riot feed on twitter @London_Riots with a hastag #bombtheBBC – how do you report this type of thing? surely that can’t be allowed??

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  592. Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 at 12:23 PM | #630

    Until now, I still can’t believe that is something happened to London.

  593. Thursday, 20 December, 2012 at 1:47 AM | #631

    Still hard to believe such unprovoked chaos could break out over seemingly nothing :-(

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