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London and UK Riots Live

Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Feel like buying us a pint or two? All of us are doing this unpaid – it would be nice to have a meal and a drink.🙂

Additional reporting: Gaz Corfield (current liveblog), Ricky Compton (liveblog prior to 17:30 and now Twitter @thewestlondoner), Xenia Coudrille (Facebook page), Lee Fleming (research), Chris Green (research), Sean Cameron (ground reporting & research) and Moa Aarenstrup (late night research).

Live updates below.

0325: We’re knocking off – third day of doing this and it’s taking it’s toll. Nothing new coming in London now. Will do a roundup of the day’s events when we wake up tomorrow.

We’ll end the day with a few words from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh of the Metropolitan Police. Goodnight and stay safe.

“I would like to remark upon the considerable bravery and resilience shown by members of our community overnight. People intervening to make their disgust known about the activities of these mindless yobs. Our officers, and crew from Fire and Ambulance all demonstrated their bravery, as they were attacked whilst trying to protect our streets.”

0323: BBC apparently confirming the Dudley story. Last reports – unconfirmed – that two or possibly three people were hit by a car which appeared to have been driven at them deliberately. Sangat TV, non-English reporters on a Sky channel, are saying that two men died. We have no way of confirming that at this time though.

0318: Austen Close, Thamesmead.

0316: Nothing more on Silver Street in Enfield.

0314: VIDEO: People chasing alleged looters in Enfield earlier today. We’ll leave you to form your own opinions on the content of the video, if you wish.

0310: Earlier rumours of fire in Holloway unconfirmed – a car may have been set alight an hour ago but we can’t be sure. Checking reports of something in Silver Street now.

0302: Sangat TV on Sky are reporting two people dead in Dudley, Birmingham – this seems connected with the road traffic incident of earlier. Possibly a deliberate hit and run but that isn’t confirmed yet.

0300: We’re going to knock off at 0315 – London is quiet now and we’re exhausted. Any fresh updates to @thewestlondoner and @gazthejourno if you have them.

0256: Gloucester police horses just now:

0250: Silence all round. Waiting on rumours from Dudley. More reports of disturbances in Gloucester too now.

0243: Hounslow fire is most definitely out. Meanwhile the burnt out car in Lawrence Road, Liverpool, apparently belongs to a naval officer.

0240: Verifying reports from Dudley/Birmingham. Thamesmead has gone quiet – hopefully the arsonists there have given up.

0235: Police in Dudley have released a statement referring to three men being injured in a road accident and taken to hospital. Nothing about a death, but we’re looking into it – eyewitnesses claimed someone was killed.

0233: Fresh reports that the Thamesmead fires are cars, not houses.

0230: Updates slowing because we’re getting lots of unconfirmed rumours in, trying to verify. Reports of a possible death in Birmingham, working on that. Thamesmead has gone quiet – Hounslow fire is out – Liverpool reports just vehicle and business premises fires, no fires in residential areas.

0227: This just in from Thamesmead area;

0223: VIDEO: Small fire in Hounslow being dealt with not long ago. (external link)

0218: Smithdown, Liverpool, not long ago:

0217: Four fire engines attacked in Liverpool, apparently. Crews uninjured but the vehicles themselves are reportedly out of action, says our Liverpool correspondent. (who hasn’t knocked off thankfully!)

0211: Eight fire engines attending large blaze in Brunswick Road, Gloucester, reports Sky News. Still looking out for more info on Thamesmead arsonists and Enfield situation. Thames Valley Police in Reading reporting a fire in London Road, Reading.

0209: LBC radio apparently just reporting that British Transport Police have confirmed disturbances on Silver Street in Enfield. Developing…

0206: Reports now that arsonists in Thamesmead may be near a primary school. Obviously the school is empty and the reports are not confirmed, but we’re working on it.

0204: Unconfirmed reports that the arsonists in Thamesmead are mobile and moving towards the town centre there. Near Crossway Gym.

0201: Houses near Linton Mead (Thamesmead area) are apparently on fire. Confirming.

0156: Reports that Thamesmead is suffering from arsonists – stand by.

0155: More from Liverpool: 2 fire engines and police car hit by missiles in Lawrence Road (see 0128 update) but none of the officers were injured.

0152: Picture of (extinguished) fire in Park View Road, Tottenham:

0150: Our Liverpool man, Alex Mitchell, is clocking off – no more news from there for the moment.

0149: Reports coming in now that Manchester City Centre has been reopened. Still looking at Camden for any news on the burning pile of rubbish (yes, London has become that calm that a pile of rubbish is now our focus!)

0146: Unconfirmed report from Camden that someone has set fire to a pile of rubbish. Looking for confirmation.

0140: Calm in London now, unless you know otherwise. Tweet us – @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner.

0133: Apparently the Ashley Road depot (which backs onto Park View Road) is home to Haringey Council’s asbestos team. Let’s hope they didn’t have any asbestos there…

0132: Police have arrested four people in Borough Road, Birkenhead, for conspiracy to commit criminal damage.

0129: Peter Beaumont on the ground near the Park View Road fire is reporting that the fire brigade have attended and extinguished the flames. Police are continuing to patrol. That was quick!

0128: Picture from Lawrence Road, Liverpool, about an hour ago.

0126: Recycling depot at Park View Road apparently handles general waste including cooking oil and used engine oil – possibly some of that which is fuelling the flames?

0124: Park View Road is the rubbish lorry depot – separate reports coming in of something to do with a “diesel depot” according to BBC. Confirming.

0121: Three explosions reported at Tottenham rubbish lorry depot.

0120: Birkenhead pub just now. Merseyside police say to avoid Park Road South in Birkenhead.

0117: Fire engines seen heading towards the Tottenham rubbish lorry depot. Finding official name/address of the depot now to avoid confusion.

0113: Car on fire in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, courtesy of Paul Lewis of the Guardian.

0110: Council rubbish lorries on fire in Tottenham – sparks reportedly 200 feet high there now.

0107: Peter Beaumont of The Observer (there’s a newspaper you don’t hear about often) is on the spot in Tottenham; there is a fire at the council recycling depot there. Explosion not long ago, may have been a fuel tank of some description.

0105: Fire in Tottenham, possibly riot-related. Checking now, seems to be in N17.

0101: Reports from Matt Holehouse of the Daily Telegraph that there are disturbances at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute. Prison service are apparently dispatching extra vans.

0058: Latest from St Albans is that two people set fire to a bin earlier. Not riot-related so we’ll say that all is calm there.

0054: VIDEO: Street band United Vibrations playing on the street in Brixton – from Arjun on the ground there. (external link to TinyPic).

0053: Shops already being repaired in Manchester, seems to have calmed down there too.

0051: Police confirming reports of damage to shops in Birkenhead and some fires there too. Looking for more details.

0049: Reports coming in from Liverpool of more disturbances there. London seems relatively quiet now – I’ll stick my neck out and say that we have no active rioters in the capital now. (no doubt that’ll change inside ten minutes…)

0047: Picture from Tesco Express in Hayes just now. Police already on scene, nothing more to report from there.

0044: Tesco Express in Hayes was apparently hit by ram raiders – doesn’t appear to be riot related at all. Picture of a BMW minus its front numberplate going around but no solid confirmation just yet.

0041: Interesting photo of a jazz band in Brixton from our man on the ground there.

0040: Two of our researchers have just gone to bed (they have day jobs, lucky sods) so updates may slow. Tweet @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner if you have more info.

0037: Rioters are trying to break into a Jessop’s camera shop in Manchester. Reports that Greggs has been targeted.

0035: VIDEO: Police vehicles driving slowly through Enfield. No reports of anything except curious crowds there now.

0033: Asda in Toxteth (Liverpool) reports a breakin but police are on the scene.

0030: Not much more known on Slough. Updates will pause for a few minutes – confirming some info on Manchester.

0027: Crayford fire is apparently domestic, nothing to do with rioters it seems. After that burst of reports it really does seem to be quietening down across London.

0022: Enfield Town. Lots of police, not much disorder it seems.

0019: Starbucks in Slough a few minutes ago. Smashed window – nothing more known yet.

0017: Kensington is reported to be calm. Don’t know anything more about the Crayford fire – I can tell you that there was a fire, and now there isn’t a fire.

0016: Crayford – apparently the fire service have extinguished the fire there. Swift action!

0015: Brentford update – people are saying it’s peaceful there.

0013: Crayford (in Dartford) a few moments ago. Finding out what exactly this is now:

0010: Billy Kember of the Times reporting that crowds in Enfield are melting back into the pubs. Seems to have been a brief flash, nothing more. Hayes skip fire unconfirmed.

0008: Gang of 40 reported in Slough just now. Confirming that.

0006: Lombardy Retail Park in Hayes reportedly quiet now. Confirming location of those skips reported earlier.

0003: Skips being set alight in Hayes now.

0000: Pic from Billy Kember of the Times, who’s on the ground in Enfield now:

2358: More reports coming in from Enfield station – checking now. Hayes still unclear.

2357: Rumours coming in of a possible fire at Hayes Lombardy.

2354: Sky News reporting objects being thrown at police in Liverpool.

2350: VIDEO: Miss Selfridge in Manchester on fire, courtesy of ITV/Granada.

2346: Tulse Hill, Dulwich, Streatham and Norwood all calm. London seems to be cooling down. At this rate we might get to sleep by 2am!

2344: VIDEO: Eltham earlier this evening (YouTube external link).

2340: Safe to say that West London in general seems to be quiet. Nothing from Harrow or Hounslow areas either. This is Hounslow bus garage a little while ago:

2336: Brentford seemingly quiet. Some sirens but it’s likely that whereever there’s trouble in London police will be moving there. Sirens on their own don’t mean trouble in your area!

2332: Helicopters reported to be near Mitcham and Wimbledon. Nothing reported on the ground, so no cause for alarm down there.

2329: Old stuff coming in from Eltham indicates that there was a fairly large crowd with police there. Still checking for latest on situation there.

2328: Busy checking reports from Eltham – this seems legit:

2315: Reports from Birmingham suggest that the city has been locked down and things are getting calmer there.

2314: Brixton reports that all is quiet except for the residents’ cleanup operation there.

2311: Five people in Watford have been arrested for criminal damage. Canning Circus fire in Nottingham – latest there is that the fire has been extinguished and police are preserving the scene for forensic evidence. Eight arrested there.

2310: Slight technical difficulties at our end. Manchester and Nottingham both report police still clashing with rioters. 15 arrests in Salford. Greenford (London) is quiet.

2302: Dagenham, Uxbridge, West Drayton and Ruislip all quiet, despite rumours.

2259: Lewisham High Street reportedly quiet, as are Burnt Oak and Greenford.

2254: Burnt Oak update: the cars that were apparently burning there have been extinguished.

2252: VIDEO: Eltham a few minutes ago. (YouTube link)

2248: Huge amount of rumours going around about Lewisham. I am going to downgrade our reports to UNCONFIRMED because all verifiable reports from people living there say it’s peaceful at the moment. Eltham situation fluid.

2246: VIDEO from Seven Sisters. External link to yfrog – it is on its side, unfortunately.

2245: All buses and trams in and out of Manchester have been suspended apparently, but the trains are still running, reports

2243: BBC News live reporting from Manchester behind riot police now.

2240: Picture from Seven Sisters a few minutes ago:

2236: Seven Sisters Hair and Beauty is reportedly on fire. The fire in Southend was on the Leigh industrial estate (link to local paper), very close to Big Yellow Storage.

2231: Big Yellow Storage in Southend is NOT on fire. We’re slowing down to double-check our info before posting more on Eltham and Lewisham.

2229: Picture below of Eltham is of a flare, not a bomb – Lewisham appears to be quiet despite large group of people reported there earlier.

2225: Riot vans going through Deptford towards Lewisham. Meanwhile in Leicester helicopters are assisting police on the ground over there. Some damage on Granby Street, apparently.

2223: Rumours of fire in Basildon appear to be false.

2220: Lewisham seems to be quiet according to locals there – perhaps the bulk of the people round there have moved towards Eltham. Confirming.

2218: Fireball in Eltham, very close to Shoezone:

2216: LBC radio are reporting around 2000 people moving from Eltham to Lewisham to “reclaim the streets”. Developing – updates to @gazthejourno and @thewestlondoner on Twitter please.

2214: Six arrests in Liverpool from earlier, city now quiet. Nothing much happening in Portsmouth after the fire in that derelict nightclub either.

2213: Canning Circus police station in Nottinghamshire firebombed by 30-40 men, report Notts Police.

2211: Reports coming in that 400+ people are running through Lewisham, from a source on the ground. Confirming now – that’s very recent.

2208: Met Police confirms disturbances in Canning Town, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate.

2205: Gang of youths reported to be on the rampage in Milton Keynes.

2204: 20 police officers on guard outside Bletchey train station, reports the Milton Keynes Citizen.

2203: Curry’s in Ruislip was hit earlier – pic found on Lockerz.com. Thanks to Peter Smallwood for digging that out for us.

2200: Harrow is all quiet, our man there reports that pubs are serving beer as normal.

2159: Restarted my browser, that’s cleared up the slowness. Reports of a fire in Burnt Oak are coming in thick and fast. Low-quality pictures coming in.

2153: Road closures reported in Birmingham. Unconfirmed reports of something happening on the A127 in Southend – looking into that now.

2152: Reports of water cannon leaving Northern Ireland and the Guardian’s front page for tomorrow reports that plastic bullets have been authorised for use on the UK mainland by David Cameron.

2148: Lots of reports coming in that Eltham has become a popular spot. Police attending the scene there.

2143: Cotton Street in Poplar is closed due to a public disorder incident. More as we get it.

2143: Southbury Rail Station, near Enfield, has just closed.

2139: This picture is apparently of Millwall fans in Eltham earlier. My laptop is going slow – back in a couple of minutes.

2134: Four people reported to have been arrested in Bletchley.

2132: Fabric World in Bletchley is reportedly on fire. Meanwhile the groups of people out on the street may be about to clash with each other. Trying hard not to use any emotive words to describe these groups – wary of stoking tension.

2131: Unconfirmed rumours of something happening in Bletchley town, Milton Keynes area.

2127: Rumours of a fire in Wandsworth that was caused by a kitchen accident – not riot related.

2125: Confirmed reports of a car on fire in Dagenham and youths gathering in the area.

2122: Police in Wembley report no incidents there, it’s all calm across NW London. Meanwhile reports that more people are gathering in Enfield and Southall.

2120: Local people are now on the streets in Eltham, Enfield and New Addington.

2117: Reports from Eltham (London) that cars of people are driving around randomly attacking passers-by. Stay away from the area if you can.

2115: Sky News people on the ground in Manchester reporting that police are confiscating petrol bombs. Worrying news.

2112: Looters supposedly breaking into Oxfam shops in Manchester now. Having another look at London – tweet updates to @thewestlondoner and @gazthejourno

2111: This is reportedly a BBC radio car in Manchester:

2108: People in Mitcham are being told to go home by police.

2107: News just in that National Express coaches will make their final departures from Birmingham, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton and Dudley at 9.30pm.

2106: VIDEO: Police riot vans speeding through Brixton earlier. (YouTube link)

2104: A fire has occurred in West Drayton but it is definitely not linked to the riots.

2102: Mitcham, Tooting and Wandsworth all quiet, no futher disturbances. Unconfirmed reports of youths at a petrol station in Wembley now.

2101: LBC reporting that Apple have emptied their stores nationwide in case of looters.

2100: Sikhs in Southall are out in force by the gurdwara tonight;

2059: Reports of trouble in Wembley, London. Looking to confirm.

2056: Bristol reports heavy police presence but no trouble as yet.

2055: Manchester Metrolink has been suspended – there is no service there at all.

2052: Lots of people taking to the streets in Enfield:

2051: Police in Dagenham have made an arrest. Romford police are still moving troublemakers towards the marketplace.

2051: Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester has been cordoned off apparently. Checking now.

2050: Nottingham seems fine after slight unrest yesterday but both football teams there are playing apparently. Potential for problems?

2047: New reports from Nottingham. Standing by to confirm there. Will have a look at London again in a moment. Maybe we should rename ourselves “The UK’er”?

2045: Liverpool is quiet now. Reports that Portsmouth is still tense but quiet.

2042: Daily Mail reporting that the England cricket team are locked in a hotel in Birmingham. Meanwhile Hat Man in the city centre there is being looted:

2040: Shepherd’s Bush is nice and quiet. Meanwhile Birmingham riots are apparently moving north in the city. No further updates from Manchester.

2034: Uxbridge town centre a few minutes ago. Slightly less busy than expected…

2035: Group of people we reported in Enfield earlier are apparently a multi-ethnic group with no beef against any particular group. Happy to correct the record.

2031: 563 arrests in London and 105 charged so far. Meanwhile Domino’s in Shepherd’s Bush is, er, open …

2029: Tons of updates coming in. Five riot vans in Hertford Road, Enfield. Shops are being raided in Manchester but police mounted units, aided by dogs, are getting the situation under control.

2026: Reports coming in from Milton Keynes of trouble there. Confirming now – police helicopter supposedly in area.

2024: Enfield vigilantes (50-60 or so) reportedly gathering in Church Street. People are cheering police in Enfield Town. They are gathering to stop rioters, according to our source on the ground.

2022: West Bromwich a short while ago:

2020: Police have charged with riot batons drawn in Manchester.

2019: Riot police in St Anne’s Square, Manchester, are arresting all looters and rioters there. Buses are being diverted away from Central Parade and New Addington.

2018: The end is nigh in Manchester:

2017: Fifty thousand per cent (50,000%) increase in sales of batons and similar on Amazon.

2016: New Addington in Croydon reports about a hundred people there. Apparently they may be locals.

2015: Number of arrests made in Canning Town. Lots of new reports from Croydon, combing through those now.

2012: Portsmorth is tense, according to our man on the ground there. Lots of cars driving around and a decent police presence but nothing actually happening just yet.

2008: Manchester City Centre has been cordoned off. This was Swarovski’s there a few minutes ago:

2006: Reports from Manchester that hotels have been told to lock their doors. Confirming. We’re expanding coverage to the wider UK.

2004: This just in from Eltham, lots of people gathering at local pubs.

2001: Lots of stop-and-searches being reported in Canning Town now. Police definitely in control there now.

1959: Smoke over Canning town is almost definitely just drifting over from the burnt-down Sony centre in Enfield. Things there appear to have subsided for now.

1956: Canning Town seems to be calming down now. Groups of men have reportedly gathered in pubs in Eltham and are waiting for looters to show up. Apparently Millwall fans are patrolling the area, looking for confirmation there.

1953: Oxford Street is empty. Various updates from West London saying that nothing is happening. Looks like either the police are getting to grips with the situation and tackling rioters as they start, or the rioters have finally given up. Mounted police are assembling in Canning Town.

1952: Smoke in Canning Town. (look at the top right corner of the green sign – faint but visible)

1949: Large group of people reportedly on Hertford Road in Enfield chasing away troublemakers. Rumours of racist chants coming in from there.

1946: Reports coming in of arsonists operating in Aston, near Birmingham. Confirming.

1943: Police carriers reportedly speeding through Hanwell, West London. Meanwhile this came in a few minutes ago from Salford.

1941: Police have stopped a route 45 bus in Brixton and are searching a number of passengers:

1938: Canning Town locals are reportedly fighting back against looters.

1937: Police are moving troublemakers in Romford towards the marketplace there. Potential kettle?

1935: Reports coming in from Southsea that trouble has flared. Youth groups being dismissed.

1934: Curry’s on Oxford Street a few minutes ago. Rumours of police arrests there now.

1931: Riot police are out on Oxford Street, reportedly.

1928: Cars are apparently on fire in Wolverhampton. Not confirmed, lots of people asking what’s happened there.

1925: Canning Town latest picture – lockerz.com external link.

1924: Bus fire reports in Canning Town are seriously mixed – some say it is, some say it isn’t. LBC are now saying it’s unconfirmed, apparently. We’re holding back on reports of that until we get something concrete – pics to @thewestlondoner if you’re on the ground.

1922: Police radio overheard reporting that 20+ masked youths are gathering on Oxford Street. Judging by the fact that it’s on the police radio I’d think that that’ll be dealt with swiftly.

1921: Greater Manchester Police are asking people to stay away from the city centre there.

1919: Canning Town latest: Prince Regent DLR station has been attacked and a bus is definitely on fire according to eyewitnesses.

1917: BBC News showing live footage from Croydon now. Resembles the aftermath of a WW2 bombing raid.

1915: Market Street Manchester about a minute ago:

1914: Canning Town bins are smoking heavily, that appears to be mixing with smoke drifting from Enfield Sony centre. Acton is quiet. In Manchester Miss Selfridge’s is reportedly ablaze.

1910: Two bins are on fire in Canning Town – confirmed. Unclear if a bus is on fire there. 20 youths attacking buses but police are dispersing them – seems they were tipped off. Looters tried something in Crouch End, police were on them in minutes. Meanwhile, Romford High Street:

1908: Dagenham Heathway about half an hour ago:

1907: Press Association reporting that windows in Sloane Square have been smashed.

1906: Canning Town a couple of minutes ago.

1903: Three helicopters over Canning Town according to LBC. Likely to be BBC, Sky and police.

1901: Crouch End Blockbuster’s was apparently damaged last night – whoops! It’s calm there now. Smoke over Canning Town is blowing across from the smouldering Sony distribution centre in Enfield Lock. No news from Ruislip.

1857: Mixed messages from Crouch End – unconfirmed reports of something happening to the Blockbusters there. Canning Town has a bus on fire, Sky News are showing footage. Meanwhile the BBC are broadcasting the weather.

1856: Deputy Mayor of London, Richard Barnes, is reportedly in Uxbridge talking to police. No violence reported there but rumours coming in about Ruislip and Northolt. We’re confirming.

1854: Update on Southsea fire from earlier – that appears to have been an arson attack on a derelict nightclub. Not connected to rioting.

1850: Brixton just now. No violence, just local people gathering to clear up the mess from the last few nights.

1848: Brockley Cross, SE4, at 1830ish. Near Lewisham.

1846: West Bromwich about five minutes ago:

1845: Wakering Road in Barking reports trouble. Everything seems to have exploded – rumours of other towns around London experiencing trouble.

1842: BBC showing footage of West gangs pushing over vans and bins. Shops being smashed as well.

1841: London Fire Brigade have confirmed that bins are on fire in Canning Town.

1839: LBC reporting a bus on fire in Canning Town. Helicopters are apparently in the area. Checking this now.

1833: Harrow, various reports that gangs of muggers are on the loose and hanging around train stations.

1831: Freemasons Road in Canning Town is closed, the Met Police are reporting that there are disturbances between the A13 and Victoria Dock Road.

1829: Ponders End seems to have gone quiet. There were reports from there that the Tesco’s was on fire but we can’t confirm this.

1828: Leyton High Street shops have closed early. No further reports from there as yet.

1825: Rioters have smashed the doors of JD Sports in the Victoria Centre in Nottingham.

1823: Ken Livingstone is calling for a curfew and for the events of the last few days to be officially declared a riot. This means police would have to reimburse people for the damages they’ve suffered, if I’ve understood it correctly.

1820: Apparently Ealing residents are banding together to protect their property this evening. Picture of a flyer being pushed through people’s doors has been seen but we won’t reproduce it.

1819: Unconfirmed rumour that Toys’R’Us in Hayes is on fire. Seems unlikely, confirming that now.

1817: Car on fire in Barnet but unrelated to rioters – apparently the engine overheated. Bad luck.

1816: Channel 4 has wanted pictures of looters from yesterday and the day before. (external link)

1814: East Ham High Street has heavy police presence – no looting or rioting reported there just yet.

1811: Met police reporting that 111 police and 5 dogs have been injured over the last three days.

1809: Pub in Tulse Hill just now:

1806: Amazon reporting that sales of steel baseball bats are up by 6,000% (six thousand per cent, not a typo) .

1803: Jubilee Line suspended between Willesden Green and Wembley Park with a signal failure. Nothing to do with riots, just the usual creaky LUL infrastructure!

1801: Large column of police Guardian armoured vehicles going into Croydon now, coming out of Croydon bus station. Pic via Guardian’s Matthew Taylor.

1800: Back streets of Hayes and West Drayton are niec and quiet, apparently.

1759: PC World and Curry’s in Croydon have been boarded up. Curry’s has been a target for the last few nights, seems like a sensible move by the management.

1757: Image from Southsea near Portsmouth, not long ago. Meanwhile a BBC cameraman has reportedly been assaulted in Salford, near Manchester. Perhaps GMP are understating what’s going on over there…

1756: BBC reporting shops looted in Salford.

1755: Bromley reported to be quiet with heavy police presence. No different from everywhere else except Croydon at the moment…

1754: MAP: from CNN, the disturbances across London and the UK so far.

1753: 20 police officers reported outside Hackney station. Croydon Council is meeting with police now.

1748: Canary Wharf tube station appears to be closed. Nothing on TfL live map.

1747: Armoured police vehicles have travelled through Brixton and Streatham and are now heading towards Norbury. Checking to see if there are any reports of violence there.

1747: Shops in Harrow Weald are closing now.

1746: Croydon businesses are closing and boarding up. Fire brigade attending the scene, apparently.

1745: Definitely something going on in Croydon. Reports of rioters present there and a car has definitely been damaged. Confirming that it is fire.

1743: Greater Manchester Police reporting that rumours of disturbances there are false. Not confirmed.

1741: Reports on LBC of a car on fire in Croydon. Confirming, this seems concrete.

1738: Police outside Westfield. Nothing happening there. Atmosphere everywhere seems to be tense and expectant. Many people have closed their businesses early.

1736: Lots of rumours but no concrete reports of violence from anywhere. BBC News reporting disturbances in West Bromwich and Sky News reporting disorder in Wolverhampton.

1732: West Norwood a few minutes ago:

17:29 Eltham shops are now closed. Police presence remains in the area.

1728: No major incidents occuring within London, heavy police presence seems to be working.

1724: Rumours of a fire in Wanstead, as yet unconfirmed but believed to be false. Any updates, send to @TheWestLondoner

1721: Uxbridge has begun closing, with shops shutting down early. Pubs appear to be remaining open.

1719: Unconfirmed reports of a vigilante group received. Will update and confirm/deny as we hear it.

1714: Hayes Town Centre closed off. More updates as we get them.

1713: Interactive riot map. (Guardian link – removed because people on the ground say it’s inaccurate)

1710: Photos of Uxbridge Sainsbury’s from our guy on the ground. They’ve pulled in all trolleys into the foyer.

1709: Twelve police vans, including armoured vehicles, seen heading towards Clapham from Brixton.

1707: Welsh Police are present in the city as part of the 30 forces supporting the Met Police.

1704: BlackBerry Messenger not suspending, but RIM are assisting police. Despite claims for local MPS, there has been no requests from the Home Office to shut down the service.

1701: Local religious residents in Uxbridge have taken to the street.

1658: West Norwood Cemetery has been closed due to fears of rioters defiling the graves.

1656: London fringe theatres are reported to be cancelling shows amidst the riot fears.

1652: Wolverhampton beginning to heat up with groups seen walking the streets.

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1644: Tulse Hill High Road is closing. Police presence in the area. Lots of rumours of communities being targeted but were not reporting anything unless it actually happens.

1639: Tulse Hill shops closing now. Earlier reports that Boris Johnson is out with a broom in Clapham.

1636: Uploading pictures of business as normal in Uxbridge. All reports from other areas of London seem to indicate heavy police presence but not much in the way of violence.

1634: Gaz Corfield here now. Just got back in from Uxbridge and I can confirm personally that the town is quiet. Uxbridge London Underground station is open for business. Police presence heavy for the area but atmosphere is expectant.

1624: Shops closing in Chislehurst and Paddington.

1623: Gangs spotted in Dagenham but the police ‘have it under control’. More updates soon.

1619: New reports suggest Morden shops are being told to close.

1618: Looking into reports of Eltham and Dagenham. Many seems to be false rumours

1613: Welling, Eltham and Sidcup add to the list of towns who have shut up shops.

1611: Dalston closing up for the night.

1608: Police seem to have many locations under control, and no reports yet of major breakages.

1605: We’ve received reports that trains are not stopping in West Norwood.

1602: Update on Rose Hill, near Sutton. Co-Op is fine, but had high police presence earlier today which raised suspicions.

1600: Reports of smashed Phones4U and high police presence in Putney visibly reduced.

1556: Latest images from Balham of shopkeepers boarding windows.

1555: New reports of shops closing in Purley. Also unconfirmed reports of trouble in Dagenham. Any information, please send to @TheWestLondoner.

1553: Train service between Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges running as usual.

1552: Greenwich shops and university have been closed.

1550: AUDIO: two women who claim this is “showing the rich people we can do what we want“.

1547: VIDEO: Boris Johnson in Clapham. (External BBC link)

1545: Arrests in Wolverhamption, and now polcie seem to have calmed the area.

1541: No news from Collier’s Wood or Mitcham, despite disturbances around the Rose Hill Area.

1540: The large police presence in Wimbledon appears to have deterred rioters so far.

1539: Brunel University in Uxbridge have closed their Student Union offices and bars.

1537: Southside shopping centre in Wandsworth closed.

1535: Association of Chief Police Officers say there are now 30 forces supporting the Metropolitan Police.

1533: Greenwich have boarded shops across the town.

1530: Reports of Rose Hill, near Sutton and the Co-op has been hit by looters.

1527: Movements in Walthamstow with Selbourne Walk evacuated

1525: New images from Clapham and Wimbledon

1524: TFL say they won’t be closing stations ealy.

1521: No major updates of yet. Monitoring situations in Wimbledon, Putney and Croydon.

1516: Collier’s Wood Sainsbury’s is reportedly being evacuated and closed in precaution.

1514: Reports suggest there is a presence in Plumstead.

1512: Confirmed that now the majority of both shops and offices in Wimbledon are now closed.

1509: Jewellers in Holborn

1507: New images from Holborn

1503: Police warn of gangs beginning to congregate around South Westminster. Elsewhere, there is a police presence in Egham, near Staines. A local BP garage has been boarded up.

1500: No major devlopments so far, seems like police presence and shops closing are all mainl precautionary. We’ll give you information as soon as wel get it.

1455: Confirmed reports that shops are closing in Putney. Please send any information about riots, or pictures from the scenes to @TheWestLondoner and we can help keep you updated.

1452: Police presence building in Putney as a precaution of rumours for tonight’s ‘hits’.

1451: Bermondsey also reported to be quiet, although rumours that Wimbledon Village is seeing rioters.

1448: Putney and Richmond ‘safe’ amongst rumours that rioters are in town.

1446: Reports of a bin on fire in Wimbledon. Nothing large-scale just yet.

1442: Shops in Wimbledon are reportedly being boarded up by locals and police. The station remains open for the time being.

1439: News on the man shot in Croydon is under investigation. All we know so far is that he was found at around 21:45 last night shot in his car. He died in hospital in the early hours of this morning

1437: 16,000 police to be in London this evening.

1434: Many shops in Wimbledon closing, but the station is remaining open for now.

1431: Looking at reports of arrests in Hillingdon, West London. The Uxbridge Gazette reports that twenty-six people were arrested, claims Hillingdon Council. This follows the minor vandalism in Hayes last night

1428: A great picture of the cleanup

1427: News that the man who was shot in Croydon last night has died in hospital.

And so another night of riots, this time target a more southern area. The West Londoner were again reporting through the night, with people on the ground and others harvesting news from around the capital. The locations hit since 15:00[GMT+1] showed that groups were moving south, and got down as far as Collier’s Wood and Sutton. We will be keeping you updated on any news as we get it.

  1. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    You are doing a really great job – and I have passed on your website details to many other people. Keep up the good work!!

    Mags

    • Kevin Hames
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Buildings apparently being set fire to in Ilford!!

      • iggiewig
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:44 PM

        Chiswick Santander shut hours ago, as advised by riot police. Police presence there, tense security guards, but mostly life as normal.

  2. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    i keep passing your website on. u guys r doing such a great job.

  3. Lo
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Just heard that Police are preparing for possible trouble on Essex Road, Islington. Large numbers of youths congregating around the Angel. This source is from a community organisation which receives police updates.

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      Any news on Upper Street Islington? only 50% shops closed.

    • G Cat
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:02 PM

      Any more info on this?

  4. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    hey guys well done on keeping us very well informed im proud of you guys a little extra info ive got hold of today is there a massive police presence in romford and apparently canary wharf i havent completely comfired it but ill let you know as soon as i can

    many thanks and keep up the good work guys🙂
    atesh , camden

  5. Emma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Just heard some info that it’s kicking off in Bethnal Green? Not sure how true it is…

  6. cherylp
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    love your coverage thanks for doing it x

  7. Jay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Aparently Commet in south Ruislip was raided ealier today, and somthing is kicking off in Greenford – West London

  8. loukia
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Is it true thats things are kicking off in hackney?

    • Mad-Gemini
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:25 PM

      Yes

  9. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Gentlemen, superb job under difficult circumstances last night. you were indispensible and streets ahead of the mainstream. Making sure as many people know about you as possible. Hopefully we’ll all be in bed much earlier after a quiet night tonight but somehow I doubt it.

  10. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    The Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Edgware has had windows smashed in.

  11. Nathan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Lewisham market in the town centre closed, shopping centre, and main high street shops mostly all closed and some are being boarded up, heavy police activity. Nothing happening as of yet though area tence.

  12. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Keep up the great work🙂

  13. Moira Keen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    I work for a London Borough Council and we have all just been told that Police have advised that all staff should be looking to leave the building between 4 and 5pm, that no one should be still working after 5pm and that no unessential visits should be undertaken this afternoon.

    Apparently they are expecting difficulties with groups of people already beginning to congregate in the Poplar and Canning Town areas.

    This is getting really stupid and needs to be stopped now!

  14. Mad-Gemini
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    A friend has just driven through Turnpike Lane in nroth London & says there is fire there

    • Nathan
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:58 PM

      do you know what road?

      • Mad-Gemini
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:13 PM

        No, she was diverted around

      • Liz
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:33 PM

        Heard there is trouble excerpted in dartford and crayford large police presence and lots of youths scary (sorry about the spelling I’ve been up nearly 2 days with no sleep)

  15. Rachel
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Uxbridge town centre is being evacuated and 40-odd police have been spotted around the train station.

    You guys are doing a great service in a time of need. Thank you x

  16. aussie102
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Good job guys on this! Have posted it to Facebook and emailed to friends for reliable & regular updates.

    Surrey Quays shopping centre got hit last night with raids on JD Sports, Thorntons, Curries and T-mobile. T-mobile appeared to have been completely cleaned out. Was told by a cashier in Tesco that the Centre will be shut by 6pm tonight. Lots of security in Tesco and other shops.

  17. Emma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Just had confirmation from a family member in Stratford, that argos is being looted

    • Mad-Gemini
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Have had confirmation from a colleague in Stratford that it is complete chaos – riot police have arrived

  18. Dee
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    I’ve been informed that police have evacuated Uxbridge town centre as they are expecting a riot there??

  19. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    I have heard that an electronics store in Wealdstone High Street, Harrow has had it’s windows smashed in and goods looted, although unconfirmed.

  20. Sarah Oxley
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    my kids are down there on their holidays with family…thanks for giving an honest view and reliable information. It makes me fell a whole lot better

    • Sarah Oxley
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 PM

      feel even

  21. shabs
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Things are brewing in Hoxton, shops closeing, shutters down

    • Cait
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      A friend of mine who works in Hoxton Square said there are youngsters having a nosy around and there are about 40 of them hanging around in Hoxton Street waiting to start something.

  22. Katt
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    hey just to let you know uxbridge has been shut down, and reports were that kfc got done in uxbridge during the night? your doing a fab job, given loads of people your webbie🙂 x

  23. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    People are being evacuated from offices in the Farringdon area. Just got off the phone with friend who’s leaving there now.

  24. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    All of wimbledon shops on lock down, being boarded up including centre court. Everyone in the car park is being let out until its empty, no one being allowed in

  25. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Family in Maidstone have said just shops are being closed and crowds are gathering in the town centre…

  26. Mad-Gemini
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    I also have colleagues in Clapham South London which say the riots are starting again there. Pembury Estate, Hackney started again about an hour ago

  27. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Thanks for your coverage. Keep up the good work!

  28. daemon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    things happening in Thornton Heath been told Mercedes dealership has been looted, loads of police heading south through Streatham

  29. Adam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Greenwich on lockdown, helicopters overhead, suspected damage in trafalgar road to a co-op although this is not confirmed!

  30. TP
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Shops being boarded up in Muswell Hill, quite a lot of police too. All quiet for the moment but obviously they’re expecting trouble soon.

  31. Moira Keen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Have just had reports from a colleague that a Police station, Sainsburys and petrol station in Newham have been trashed… can anyone confirm this?

  32. Fiona
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Sutton shops are mostly closed now. A friend works as an assistant manager in the Jessops there and she’s just locked up and left.

    And thank you for doing this. It’s almost like watching a tidal wave coming towards you and not knowing if it’s going to pass you by or hit you… But knowing before the news says helps a little. Thank you!

  33. Emma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Friends have confirmed they have been locked in Morrisons in Chingford, East London as people have started to kick off outside

  34. claire
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    eltham bromley woolwich mottingham lee green bexley welling erith and dartford have all closed their shops down for their saftey

  35. Keenal
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Most of the shops in Thornton Heath and Norbury have been given warnings to close early. Also heard the big Tesco in Thornton Heath is being evacuated as they’re expecting a riot there. Thanks for the great up to date coverage.

  36. shim shom
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Wembley city centre had been evacuated.

  37. Chicken
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Uxbridge isnt being evacuated 90 percent of the shops have already closed so has the doctors and there are a lot of police about along with a lot of security guards for both of the shopping centres and a lot of people seem to be about aswell

  38. iggiewig
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Can I just say guys that you are doing an AWESOME service. I’m nominating you for any blog awards I see!

  39. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    What is the best way to send info to you guys? I’m getting reports from friends all over town (visual confirmation)

  40. Indy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Superb job fellas, from a londoner living abroad this is a vital website to keep an eye on.

    You guys will get your rewards for your honest hard work. Somehow I don’t think all the looters will get their comeuppance

  41. kimberley
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    You guys are doing a stella job of keeping everyone up to date….. Just a tip for u, most shops in Ilford high street have closed due to rumblings of trouble going to happen tonight

  42. Ammy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Unconfirmed: Southall, Allenby Road has activity. 3.35pm

  43. Finzo
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Mate of mine has been told to leave work in Balham, he also said that (along with Putney and Wimbledon) shops in Wandsworth are closing. Haven’t seen it myself but that’s what he heard.

  44. Annabel
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Restoring our faith – thanks guys for such a good job!

  45. 123
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Good job chaps. Very good coverage.
    I understand journalists are using your site for a real-time overview.

  46. TJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    3.10pm Police have also gathered at the Lombardy Retail Park in Hayes to aim to deter would-be rioters. Shopkeepers in Ruislip have also begun taking precautionary measures with some closing early.

    2.45pm Police have been massing outside Uxbridge tube station providing a visible presence to try to deter troublemakers. There are no signs of disorder at this point, although businesses are continuing to take police advise and close early.

  47. Tim
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Dagenham shops closing, high police presence

  48. craig
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Any information about teh bullsmoor lane bp garage?

  49. PL
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    News is they’re due back in Clapham Junction any time from 4pm – probmen is that they’ve kept the station part blocked off which means they’re likely to come the backstreets, through the houses and then on to Northcote Rd. Hopefully none of the amazing volunteers get hurt.

  50. Del
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Police vehicle attacked in Prince Regent Lane Custom House. Mob heading towards Plaistow.

  51. Cait
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Any updates on the Putney area or Central London?

  52. CW
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    I walked through Sainsburys (Colliers Wood) around 30 minutes ago (?) and seemed fine. People still going in, no police presence.

  53. Emma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Everybody is being sent home from the Olympic Site, have family that work on there

  54. Mick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Bit Out of London, But expected activity in Oxford from 5pm according to alot of reports.

    Nothing allowed in to city centre but getting people out. Following on from a few bit of Arson last night.

    Even Mr Cameron’s county wont get away from all this madness.

  55. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Enfield Town is being completely shut down, and reports of youths coming from Enfield Town Train Station

  56. Islingtonian
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Just walked from Angel tube to Islington Town Hall. Not a peep of trouble.

  57. Liam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Any news on Wimbledon/Sutton? Thanks

    • POitghy
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      Have a friend there who was told to go home at 3. He’s still around and all’s quiet apparently.

  58. oliver
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Cars have started being set on fire in FRIERN BARNET. To the guy who is running this give me you email and i will send you the image. Although it is just a car on fire.

    kona_556@hotmail.com

  59. spak
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Oxford Street’s been closed off

  60. You couldn't make it up!
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Police advice being taken in Stratford Town Centre, Greenwich Town Centre and Crisp Street market in Poplar where shops are closing or have already closed.

    Woolwich railway station has already closed. It appears that British Rail is closing stations unlike TfL which seems to be keeping them open as long as possible.

    Strikes me that people need to prioritise getting home and staying safe – and to make sure that their friends and family are also making getting home and staying safe a priority. Not least because travel later may be difficult. Rush hour certainly seems to have started early.

    Plus lots more visible evidence of police on the streets – which is reassuring!

  61. Nick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    I live in tooting and all i can hear outside is sirens. somethings going down.

  62. Sam Foggett
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    From a guy living in Phipps Bridge;

    “There is a planned riot here, nothing out of the norm. Many who missed out on the riots last night have made it clear they plan to do something in colliers wood tonight. Sutton and Kingston are prob to be hit too.”

  63. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Welldone with the acurate reporting from reliable sources, gave me great comfort being able to have an actual ‘live’ update about where and what has been going on. Im completley surprised there isnt any real time news updates from the big broadcasters, especially in this day and age. Keep up the good work and if you find a domain name you like (one that hasnt been taken already!!) i could do you a good super cheap hosting and webdesign package.
    sam@orqadesign.com

    Sam x

  64. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Sainsbury’s in Uxbridge being smashed and looted, and the Chimes has been shut up.😦 Good job btw, was very useful for me in Ealing last night!

  65. terry simpson
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Congratulations on terrific coverage

  66. bilal sajid
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Walthamstow shopping centre selborne walk forced to close with reports of youths in area.

  67. Rosa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Shut down all shops around Woodford Green and South Woodford, police said to my mum that they have inside information that people are gonna gather there…

  68. Kingston watcher
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Kingston’s bentall centre closed.

    Trouble expected in the evening.

  69. Rawwrrr
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Oxford street and covent garden shops have all been told to shut at 4 according to a friend who works there.

  70. holly daly
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    apparently things have kick off in ASDA in beckton

  71. NonsBrennan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Why are none of the national news stations reporting on all this below?! I had no idea this was happening and have been glued to TV all day. They just keep filming smashed windows, really we need to know what’s happening right now. So frustrating! Or perhaps it is not being covered to prevent looters heading for these places.

  72. Robert Bass
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Why is the media giving so much time to these barely literate yoof and community people; just constant rubbish justifying thieving, thuggery and violence. It is a good job you don’t live in U.S. – citizens would have been out with guns. I congratulate the lady in Hackney and the Croydon carpet shop owner who stated if he had a gun he might have used it. Good job he didn’t, would have been on a murder charge.

    The reason for the so-called tension between the police and these communities is simple, these criminal elements that live there don’t want the police stopping their criminal behaviour

  73. Brigitte McMahon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    from a very worried mother in south africa with 2 daughters who permanently reside in wimbledon, thank you very much. i know that they have been evacuated from work and residence in the area but its good to know whats happening

  74. lulu
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Apparently movements in south woodford!

  75. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Rumours are rife about Brighton… talking to a friend and he said one of his friends is reporting cars on fire and a riot outside the train station. Apparently Sussex Police have denied any activity yet, although they are gathering in a few places (Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne etc) just in case. Don’t know why my friend’s friend would make it up though… may be worth looking into. :S

    Well done on all this coverage by the way, I’ve been following this blog for days. Keep up the excellent work!

  76. Kingston watcher
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    To the worried Mum above…

    I just came through Wimbledon on a bus and it’s all closed etc but no trouble!

    Sure your daughters will be fine if they avoid main streets which they obviously will.

  77. Nick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    just heard two shops in wimbledon village are on fire

    • Mike
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      Please stop all this “heard”, “friend of a friend” etc. its very confusing.
      In wimbledon now – no trouble, putney – no trouble, kingston – no trouble!

      Rumours that these were to be tonight’s targets have meant there has been a heavy police presence here since about lunchtime today. Many shops and some offices have taken the decision to close early – this was their decision – the police have not told anyone to do so.

      So far in wimbledon 2 (yes TWO) youths in hoodies were acting suspicouosly and chased by police, then another group of about 6 also seen hanging around have been moved on and spoken to by police.

      There were some broken windows in wimbledon village – from last night! – that have been the cause of the rumours today, and the phone shop in putney – again this was last night.

      Station open and no plans to close. Hopefully the police presence has deterred them and nothing will happen tonight. Still, won’t be many people working late in this office….

  78. Jess G
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Ive heard theres rumblings going on in Hammersmith

    • Jess G
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:12 PM

      Aparently looting in kings mall, hammersmith

  79. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Superb coverage thankyou

  80. NonsBrennan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    NonsBrennan :Why are none of the national news stations reporting on all this below?! I had no idea this was happening and have been glued to TV all day. They just keep filming smashed windows, really we need to know what’s happening right now. So frustrating! Or perhaps it is not being covered to prevent looters heading for these places.

    Ps I’m now going to be glued to you tonight instead! Great stuff.

  81. C
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    This is a great site, Most shops in Anerley, Penge and Elmers End closed police around… Nothing going on but most shops closed and shutters down last seen closed at 1pm today.

  82. Beth
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    The Phones 4 U in Putney was smashed yesterday – I saw it boarded up this morning

    Saw some youths hanging around East Putney tube station looking down towards the high street about 10 mins ago though

  83. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    LOCAL REPORTS OF TROUBLE BREWING ON STROUD GREEN ROAD MOVING TO HOLLOWAY ROAD, POLICE ADVISING EVERYONE STAYS IN AND BUSINESSESS ARE CLOSING UP, UNCONFIRMED BUT I HEAR SIRENS…

  84. South woodfordier
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Will people stop this ‘just heard’ and ‘apparently’ nonsense unless you’ve seen it first hand; don’t report it its just going to cause alarm and possibly even incite people to turn up in those areas where there are (usually false) rumours of fires and looting😦. I’m in South Woodford, waitrose still open, police keep racing with sirens blaring up and down A406

    • julie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:27 PM

      someone i know works at waitrose in south woodford and has had his shift changed from 5-11.30 to 3-9.30 they are shutting early and seem to be expecting trouble

      • South woodfordier
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:33 PM

        south woodford waitrose closes at 9 anyway

      • South woodfordier
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:21 PM

        woodford waitrose still open no sign of closing and its 5.30 nearly

  85. Harrow resident
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Harrow town centre beginning to close; the shopping centres are closing early and just seen vans of police heading for the centre of town.

  86. Rob
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Reports of trains not stopping at West Norwood are false, i work for Southern Rail.

  87. Chloe
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    I can confirm that shops are shutting in Putney and that the phones4u on the high street as had it’s windows smashed. Seems to be about a dozen police around, the sirens have stopped though

  88. Dottie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Norwood has been closed down, shops evacuated as Rioting is in Selhurst.

  89. J
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    gymgroup in kingston is closed tonight, police seem to be expecting riots there

  90. Tilly Martin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    enfield town has been closed. talks of riots in enfield. doin a great job.

  91. Rob
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Just to confirm, Canary wharf are closing up all the shops, the doors to the building i work at (one canada square) have been sealed off. Can anyone confirm if west norwood station has or has not been closed? Thanks.

  92. claire
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    elthams shops are all closed actually my friend works in 1 of the shops and they have all been closed

  93. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Riot police in Fulham. North End Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush are closing down. Police driving around and helicopters over head.

  94. Megan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Heard rumours of rioters in Harold Hill- does anyone kno if they are true?

  95. N/a
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Can people state if their information is from THEIR EYES or passed on from a friend please🙂

  96. julie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    woodford shut up, big mobs in leyton high road near leyton orient football club, mobs nr mile end leyton n strfatford on central line. armoured vans in stratford, loads of sirens going past on m11 motorway

    • Emma
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:30 PM

      Can we confirm that this is Definately true please

      • julie
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:35 PM

        i have been out in woodford a short time ago and seen everything either shut or shutting up, and yes it is true
        I also see the police cars on m11 as it backs onto my house im in woodford bridge

  97. F
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    http://lockerz.com/s/128058385

    Not my picture, found it on twitter, but it’s of the Dagenham Heathway station.

  98. Sam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    A horse has been set on fire in Ilford! This is getting ridiculous now.

  99. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    ealing is on fire again

    • Veronika Valentine
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:00 PM

      no – just come from there and can confirm Ealing is NOT on fire again

  100. N/a
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Sam/Kris, is this with your own eyes?

  101. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    its all going off in wembley park for about 2 hours all shops in harlesden and wembley shut i had to shut my william hill

  102. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    All businessess closing down on Hornsey Road, Holloway Road and Stroud Green road

  103. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    A friend who lives in Ealing just rang me to tell me, and the fulham/hammersmith/bush stuff is my area so it’s from friends who have seen and my own eyes yes

  104. N/a
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Live feed of ealing looks relatively calm with the reporters talking to civilians

  105. Sam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Yes.!! ridiculous.!!

  106. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    From the Kingston First Facebook page:

    Update: Some stores in Kingston have closed/are closing early to allow staff to get home safely. This is not on police advice, but as a precaution. There are no specific threats known as present, and nothing happening at present. We’ll update as and when we get info through.

  107. Kingston watcher
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    What’s with all the rubbish talkers today?

    There is little to no trouble at all in London thus far today.

    Just a large police presence

  108. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Minor delays are occurring between Acton Town and Uxbridge/Heathrow due to an earlier fire alert at Holborn and an earlier signalling problem at Arnos Grove.

  109. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    BBM has been shut down

  110. del
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Why are they not showing or talking about the riots that r happening right now?? Another media blackout?? I have family in and around London I need to know😦

    • julie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      del most of the trouble near me i.e.ilford,romford,woodford,loughton etc has not been reported yet we know it is going on as we are seeing it with our own eyes

      • Emma
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:43 PM

        My boyfriend works in loughton high street, there is a heavy police presence and they have all been told to transfer stock if possible and lock shops down by 5pm

  111. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    BBC:

    West Brom has the first confirmed case of violence and rioting

  112. Jodie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Your doing a great job here, keep up the good work. Crystal Palace shops have been shut since about 3pm. A number of shops were hit last night in Crystal Palace including Blockbusters, a new local jewellers and Streets Ahead estate agent. A number have boarded up shops for tonight.

  113. Sam Foggett
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    “Breaking News

    In the last hour several shop windows have been smashed in West Bromwich. Up to 200 youths in hoodies have been seen on the streets and police have now pushed the crowd to one side.” -BBC News.

  114. G
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Tension in West Bromwich just been announced on BBC news

  115. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Harlesden and Wembley are all locked up. I live here, took photos: http://twitpic.com/63f8fp

  116. james ellis
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    just gave gaz and this site a big shoutout for being so well-informed of the situation in our capital!

  117. Mike
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    testing

  118. Mike
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Please stop all this “heard”, “friend of a friend” etc. its very confusing.
    In wimbledon now – no trouble, putney – no trouble, kingston – no trouble!

    Rumours that these were to be tonight’s targets have meant there has been a heavy police presence here since about lunchtime today. Many shops and some offices have taken the decision to close early – this was their decision – the police have not told anyone to do so.

    So far in wimbledon 2 (yes TWO) youths in hoodies were acting suspicouosly and chased by police, then another group of about 6 also seen hanging around have been moved on and spoken to by police.

    There were some broken windows in wimbledon village – from last night! – that have been the cause of the rumours today, and the phone shop in putney – again this was last night.

    Station open and no plans to close. Hopefully the police presence has deterred them and nothing will happen tonight. Still, won’t be many people working late in this office….

  119. jenny
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    apparently enfield town has been shut down?

    and tescos ponders end has been looted again today

    • Mad-Gemini
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:49 PM

      I heard that & just drove past to check it out – theres quite a high volume of traffic but didnt see anything out of the ordinary.

  120. Dave
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Went for a jog through Carshalton and Wallington.about 30 mins ago. All quiet. More bobbies than usual in pairs.

  121. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    RUMOUR:

    According to BBM intelligence Westfield London is to be a target at approx 5pm

  122. james ellis
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Enfield Town has been closed early… Ponder’s End Tesco’s is fine. It’s two minutes from me.

  123. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    This is a group on Facebook for people organizing the riots:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/235267786511728/

    We must not publicize it, but how can we inform authorities?
    Watch that group to see what rioters are planning!

    • julie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:50 PM

      if u go on that page u can report them to fb, or ring the police number and report them

  124. Martin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Can I just say how impressed I’ve been with your coverage. It’s been honest and simple journalism at its best. Thank you. Keep it up.

  125. Rosa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Bum hasn’t shut down…I’m on it now

  126. Rosa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    *bbm lol awkward

  127. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Has anything happened in Sutton?

  128. Kingston watcher
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Salford trouble building.

    Riot police and locals stand off looking tense.

  129. julie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    this is more informative than any of the news channels, we have had trouble here last night and in nearby areas yet they havent even been mentioned

  130. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:55 PM
  131. claire
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Someone called micheal pitt just updated his status bragging that he’s waiting for the riots to kick off then he’s goin nickin n braggin to everyone what he can sell em tomora…..what scum

  132. ng
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    alot of sirens being heard in romford

  133. SFE
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Listening to a taxi radio; according to this people are marching through eltham?? Anyone know anything about this?

  134. dave
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    cheers for this website , been using it for the last couple of days – much more useful than bbc sky or twitter have been

  135. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    I have just heard from people leaving work on Oxford street that selfridges is being targeted!as I write this the sirens in angel have started up again

  136. Shan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    isit true is going off in white city n northolt …WestLondon

  137. SFE
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    More news from the taxi: police are putting on riot gear in stockwell…

  138. POitghy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Just walked through Leyton. Thankfully no trouble there but things are looking ‘interesting’. All the shops are closed or closing (local stores and cafes usually stay open late). There are a few stores where there are groups of men outside – I;m guessing owners and family looking to protect their property if anything happens. Large crowd gathering outside Paddy Power, which is just about the only place still open and without shuttered windows. Police cars heading down towards Whips Cross. Hopefully people just being cautious. Nice to see a bit of people power too.

    • Emma
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      Thanks, this is really helpful… I live in Leyton

  139. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Guys check this group out, its MADNESS – they are so public about it…. .cant the police track these people

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/235267786511728/

    • julie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      go on that page and report them to fb

  140. Roger
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    The Horse on fire in Ilford has now been extinguised by local residents according to my father.

    This is getting out of control.

  141. Chaldanya
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Birmingham City Centre all but closed down since 1530 hours.

    My mum works there and has just left saying there are gangs of kids roaming around

  142. jenna
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Thanks for so much for all the up to date coverage, you are doing a great job, have passed your site on to friends.

  143. Keekeedee
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Most (but not all) shops in Bromley have closed. Some shops being boarded up. Heavy police presence. All looks precautionary. Train stations/ traffic appear to be running as normal.

  144. am'
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Christopher Nicolaides :
    Guys check this group out, its MADNESS – they are so public about it…. .cant the police track these people
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/235267786511728/

    please RT on twitter as well

  145. Emily England
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Hello! I have been working at Tottenham Court Road today and we have been told by police that the rioters are suspected to come to the area. Many shops are closed and there are a lot of police. I have heard reports of things starting in Camden and moving on down to Tottenham Court Road later. Also things might kick off in Victoria I have heard.

  146. Abbi
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    I’ve sent you a fiver via paypal! sorry not much but will get you a beer!🙂 x

  147. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Picture of tesco ponders end on facebook you can see it’s in the car park with trolly parks

  148. Dani
  149. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    The guardian is maintaining an interactive map of confirmed incidents:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/09/uk-riots-incident-map

  150. Lisa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    You guys are doing such a good job! Lets hope there will be no need to report tonight!

  151. Xrath
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    10 riot vans including at least 5 armoured vehicles just drove south thru Norbury

  152. Xrath
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Correction, 13 vans (6 armoured)

  153. Xrath
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Heading south towards Thornton Heath/Croydon

  154. Rute
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    I’m a store manager in Covent Garden and closed my shop already. Everyone around the area is closing.

  155. Adina Capverde
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Something is burning North London, i’ve seen smoke for the past 5h…I’m in Alexandra Palace Train Station, and the smoke looks a bit NW, but quite big…Iaix :-s

  156. Paul Gray
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Luton Town centre is on high alert, stores beginning to close… Debenhams locking most valuable stock such as watches and jewellery in their safe (my sister works in Debenhams)…Superdrug was told to close by their head office as riots expected here.

  157. SFE
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Taxi news again: people are being told to leave shops and board up in Orpington. Apparently pre planned attacked. Also 10 police vans heading towards enfield..

  158. LALA1
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    You are doing a great job, thank you for keeping us all up to date. passing your website details about to all my friends. great job please keep it up.🙂

  159. ng
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    armoured van went thru on its way to romford

  160. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Westfield have shut they’re riot barriers and put up a second set, people being allowed out in single file.

  161. Sam
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Heard things are going to kick off in Staines, Feltham, Guildford, Kingston and Woking – anyone know if any of this is true?

  162. Adina Capverde
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    It appears it’s the Enfield Sony Warehouse, still smoking after last-night…

  163. Frazer
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Dont know if you can help but any news on northampton, welly road i have heard that a reasturant got turned over and high police presence????

  164. carmen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Supporting the Met Police against the London rioters
    News on lad robbed after being attacked update!. Twitter> Heather_n85 Heather Walker
    @SeanBoscott hes in royal london hosp,malysian student,broken tooth+broken jaw,having operation soon”

  165. South woodfordier
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    according to LBC there has been missiles thrown at police in East Ham; road is closed

  166. South woodfordier
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    the A112 in East Ham has been closed accordingly

  167. Michelle
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Just heard a group of vigilantes on their way to bullsmoor lane in Enfield as there is a group of rioters ready to attack a bp petrol station. Unconfirmed

  168. Kay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Your doing a brill job keeping us updated thank you, have donated so you can have a beer hope many more people do keep up the good work !!!!!

  169. Sandra Jenner
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Heavy Police Presents Upton Park all shops closed, there our youths wondering about in small groups, Stratford Mall has also closed and has a heavy Police presents.

  170. AnneD
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    All the shops in Ruislip Manor were shutting up at 2:45pm today as a result of trouble at South Ruislip retail park. The large Sainsburys at South Ruislip now also closed. Tesco Metro at Ruislip Manor were also closing. OH drove through Uxbridge this afternoon all quiet so far. Supposedly boarding up shopping centre at Uxbridge & heard they were closing the staion.

  171. teddy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Friend off East Ham High Street says both High St North and South are closed off. I just came from Beckton where there is a large police presence and Asda & local community centres have been shut since 4.30.

  172. Arnold
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Shops in Kingston & Morden all closing early, loads of police in both areas. Groups of youths apparently seen heading towards Wimbledon.

  173. kethry
  174. Flick
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    taxi radios are reporting it is all kicking off in brockley…one car has just driven through the area

  175. Wardie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Heard earlier that thugs are around Essex road islington and they are going to Hatton garden . Family work up that way and were told to shut up shop.

  176. Lee
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Scare mongering in loughton

  177. kethry
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmpolice – if you have twitter, this is an official twitter feed from Greater Manchester Police, this will confirm what you have posted about false rumours of riots there (and my earlier info re: salford)

  178. Startled_Cat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Looters in Blackpool!!

  179. brother Richard
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    I can confirm the smoke being from the Sony fire as my sister, (hi Marg!) told me she could see it and that’s what it was.

  180. liz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Where do you get your info from? I live in Sutton and am home early from work in Redhill. Walked past the devastation in west croydon this morning, horrible. I hate all the rumours though. Puts you in fear even when there’s no danger. Great job though – will keep you on my radar tonight.

  181. Veronika Valentine
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Just driven back from Ealing Broadway which has two main road closures, we spotted damage to shops and cars in West Ealing and Hanwell – also badly vandalised car round the back of southall near the Golf Links estate. Back in Rayners Lane/Harrow Petts Hill BP pertol station has shut down and has cleared out stock, shops being boarded up along that stretch and a few police about on the roads. Alexandra Ave, Harrow is being manned by uniformed police.

  182. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Really appreciate what ur doing……..:-)
    Any news on anything happening in Enfield…….rumours going round about the Bullsmoor Lane area and Ponders End……

  183. kentish
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Most shops and pub are close down here in Kentish town. Spoke to a couple of policemen they said they were expecting riots in Camden.. I hope they don’t come to Kentish, I live above a shop and I’ve got my 6 year old staying with me today..

  184. natalie smith
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    I have found your website the best by far, your doing a brilliant job with keeping the public up to date on what is happening and where. I have shared your website with my friends

  185. sushi
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    5 police cars just going past where I live in Ilford, all the sirens going.

  186. Googlemale
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    dear all. there is a lot of ‘apparently’ and ‘i’ve heard this is gonna happen…is this true’ going on (partucularly from “taxi radios”) The reason why this blog is so useful is that they AREN’T posting this kind of conjecture etc. lets try and follow suit!

  187. sushi
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    helicopters too now..

  188. Googlemale
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    I can CONFIRM Victoria tube station currently closed due to overcrowding. They are letting some trains stop, but not others, and currently not allowing any entry into the tube station from street level

    • rich
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:48 PM

      Isn’t Victoria closed at rush hours now anyway? They’re replacing the escalators from what I remember.

  189. Paul Gray
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Sky News showing LIVE helicopter footage of security putting up metal panels across windows of PC World in Croyden

  190. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Does anyone know anything about Sutton?

  191. stephkey
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    I have followed this feed for the last 3 days. Most informative feed i can find. Great work guys and thank you.

  192. Lisa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    No evidence Mark Duggan shot first….hope this doesn’t start everything off again!!
    I’m disgusted to be British and don’t get the mentality of this especially outside of London!

    • Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:40 PM

      I am so sorry for your country…. London is my favourite holiday spot. It is sad to see all that has been going on. I am American, I would be proud to be British!! There are multiple murders in the states everyday, in every major city. Americans mainly just watch idly by. Citizens openly carry guns in some states. THAT is scary. I know many of my British friends are unhappy with the government as of current, but your government is a golden model compared to ours. I would trade my American citizenship for a British one any day!

      I hope your beautiful country recovers soon from all this unnecessary madness.

  193. Will
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    You are doing a fantastic job with the reporting, so much better than the news channels!

    Does anyone know if the riots have hit Sutton as keep hearing sirens every few minutes? there is not much media coverage nor information being provided by local newspapers etc.

    • liz
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:21 PM

      Just an idea, but I reckon most of them are on their way elsewhere… Heard loads last night. Fingers crossed the useless beggers stay away from here.

      • Will
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:25 PM

        Lets hope so! Fingers crossed too!
        Yeah heard loads last night too, lots of youths were in town.
        Thanks for your comments🙂

  194. Ammy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Just did a recce of Southall. 98% of shops closed early; Shutters down. Police presence was minimal. No outsiders; the locals seem prepared…

  195. Dany cocklin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Shops on Battersea Park Road were asked to close by the police at 5ish today

  196. davie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    richmond is fine at 6pm! more police about than normal, I work in a shop there and Police came round and told us they had heard rumors about jewellers in twickenham are getting targeted tonight and that we should close early and take expensive stock/cash from tills home!

  197. loulou
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    hi i just want to say what a brilliant job ye are doing. i am in ireland but have friends and relations all around london.

  198. Jess
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Going mental on prince regents lane in newham. Bricks flying, fires etc. Even more gobs arriving as I write.

  199. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Tesco’s Ponders End is not on fire i am in the car park

  200. Tinku Bhattacharyya
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    BBC reporting disturbances in Manchester now

  201. rohan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Just heard of a gang expected in pinner tonight – hairdresser boarding up shop. Any confirmed reports in thsi?

  202. South woodfordier
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    S. Woodford seems ok; still hearing a heck of a lot more sirens than usual but waitrose still open and otherwise calm

  203. Lisa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Lots of rumours around Hertfordshire although nothing confirmed.

  204. Paul Gray
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Just been into Luton Town centre…Many shops are being boarded up, including an estate agents, Carphone warehouse, Debenhams and others…George street is full of vans carrying the boards…Seems to be a light police presence, cars circling the area and foot officers patrolling. Other than this it seems Calm atm.

  205. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Hey Guys, GREAT COVERAGE!!! Keep up the good work.

  206. daemon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    13 truck convoy 6 armoured now heading north on A23 to Streatham/Brixton

  207. Btale.
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    No fire at potters bar tesco!

  208. Ben
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Argos & Currys in South Ruislip smashed and on fire – confirmed. Also gangs of muggers in Harrow everywhere. We are just a bit scared!

  209. Jim
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Curry’s on Tottenham Court Road being boarded up with metal grills and Sainsbury’s next door closed. Other shops nearby next to Warren Street tube also being boarded up. Three police vans parked up opposite Goodge Street tube but all quiet.

  210. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Doing an excellent job guys. If you ever pass through Isleworth let me know and I’ll buy you a few beers (if the pub hasn’t been burnt to the ground).

    • afa
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:52 PM

      Is anything going on int the Isleworth/Hounslow area? Thanks

  211. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Great great job…we are refreshing every minute for updates….I have also passed on your website details…keep it up

  212. jackie hayes
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Hertfordshire all quiet at the moment

  213. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    you guys are legends, well done😀 x

  214. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Less snark against the BBC please. Yes, they still do weather reports at the end of the hour. I’m not sure why you have a problem with that.

    Their journalists are getting assaulted, and their satellite trucks torched. Cut them some slack.

  215. Reva
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Reports of police vehicles massing at westwood cross shopping centre in Margate via friend that works there after large groups of youths seen nearby

  216. v
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Is anything happening in archway or holloway? Reports of youth gathered archway 30mins ago… Blockbuster was hit on sunday night, not sure if anything has happened since

  217. asdasdasd333
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    It would be better if you guys only reported WHERE are problems, instead of all this crap about “Everything quiet in……” and “Still no problems in……”.

  218. LazyOaf87
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    I think the flowers in West Norwood are related to a fatal shooting a few days ago. This is quite near me.

  219. LazyOaf87
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Great work btw

  220. Jules
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Canning Town is 11.3 miles from Solar Way, Enfield. Can it really be affected by smoke from that distance?

  221. zoe
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    miss selfridge in manchester on market street is on fire!

  222. Veronika Valentine
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.242143602486510.66092.100000726175574&l=f9e4e7f793&type=1

    Ealing Today after the riots last night and shops and police presence in HA2

  223. Anonymous
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    A miss selfridge shop in Manchester city centre has been set on fire

  224. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    The fire in Portsmouth is Joannas Night club, opposite South Parade Pier.
    It was caused by an electrical fault and not related to the mass unrest seen else where.

  225. Michelle
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Nothing happening in crouch end, I’ve just come from there and its quiet

  226. Phil Moon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    You’re correct that the authorities are liable to pay compensation for property damage in a riot, see Public Order Act 1986.

    And just to say that this blog deserves an award, best all-round coverage by far. So thanks, and all the very best for a successful career in journalism.

  227. jenna
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    7.00pm – Three stores near Sloane Square Tube station have suffered smashed windows according to Press Association.Hugo Boss, Ladbrokes and a foreign exchange shop were all left badly damaged, but those responsible had moved away from the area.

  228. TJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Hayes Town Centre is deserted, with many traders shutting up early this afternoon on the advice of local police. Some premises have taken precautions and prepared for the worst, boarding up their windows.
    One of the only places open in the centre is The Botwell Inn pub, in Coldharbour Lane, which is planning to stay open until 10pm, unless trouble erupts.
    David Brough, Chairman of the Hayes Town Partnership, told the Gazette: “I have been assured by the police that there will be a lot of police on the streets in key areas including Hayes Town with night patrols starting at 7pm, so hopefully any problems will be kept to a minimum.”

  229. KSG
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Billy Kenber is on scene in Canning Town/Custom House, he hasn’t found any bus on fire and has just said no sign of particular damage at Prince Regent DLR

  230. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Thanks for the news – will be following you tonight so threw you some cash for a few pints to relax afterwards. Good luck!

  231. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    ELTHAM is being protected by around 100-150 locals, they wont let Eltham be damaged by mindless wankers! Gathered in DRAUGHTS pub.

  232. john roarty
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    strong rumours of a vigalante group forming(ed) to protect enfield tonight

  233. Ebaneeza
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    http://yfrog.com/h8xjzmzj football fans in eltham

  234. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Wolves is heating up my friend lives there and been filming it and out it on facebook

  235. Anon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Harrow looks to be empty.

  236. KSG
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Rumours of far-right types attacking ethnic minorities in Enfield

  237. emma
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    any news on the toys r us in hayes????

  238. D
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Does anyone know if Hounslow attacked, reported looting at morrisons???

  239. Tim
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    It’s a bit far, but it’s flared up in Reading town center. Police presence, but shops being looted

  240. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Things kicking off in Shepherds Bush.

    Craig Watson posted (about his wife):
    Right, details. She got on a bus (didn’t get the number) from White City to Shepherd’s Bush Green – saw riot police outside Westfield. Rioters attempted to gain access to Westfield and failed, and so turned on her bus, smashing one of the windows. After being told to keep all valuables on you rather than in a bag (basically if they want the bag, let them take it), she managed to get from Shepherd’s Bush to Hammersmith.

    King Street is totally cordoned off with smoke in the air, and Hammersmith Broadway is absolutely rammed with people.

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:36 PM

      I went to Westfield at 2000 today. No riot police seen, but there were some regular police officers at the White City entrance. Things seemed normal throughout Acton and Shepherds Bush Green. Didn’t see any rioters attempting to gain entrance at the entrance I went past.

      Pictures are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhanakane/6026190413/in/photostream

  241. South woodfordier
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    latest canning town pic not working

  242. SAZIYE
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    please can you make everyone aware that bb broadcasts have been out since this morning telling ppl to meet in ENFIELD AS RIOTERS ARE PLANNING TO BLOW UP A BP PETROL STATION !! this will be catastrophic if they follow through and ive made the police aware and just hope that they take notice!… im trying to let as many social networks know as possible and wouldnt believe it if i hadnt Of seen the broadcast myself!!

  243. Liz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:06 PM

    Hi I really need to know what’s going on in dartford, eastham and Brighton thanks

  244. Emma Kennedy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Just witnessed some stop searching in Neasden NW10. @7.30pm 95% of shops/pubs/supermarkets closed too!

  245. jackie hayes
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Fire in chingford mount, just had brother on phone

    • Gilly
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:25 PM

      Do you know where in Chingford Mount please?

  246. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    looking at RT’s tweet as of 20 mins ago…….I live on the hertford road and there is not 100 white men shouting ‘get the p****’ ‘ ……..only truth on here please

    • KSG
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:16 PM

      This was witnessed by a journalist, see the Guardian liveblog.

  247. N/a
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    “A gang has formed at Tommys bars on hertford rd to defend the street” According To Facebook Post. Can U confirm D

  248. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    some of the rumours are unfoundede and have had unecessary drawbacks on police resource, despite that “thewestlonder” has exceeded expectaton in clarity.
    saziye claims fictious and these kind of acts are unlikely to happen in our country.

    • SAZIYE
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:19 PM

      alex i am not trying to win a popularity contest here i can only try to help by telling the truth and informing people of the facts so they can stay safe!!

      the fact is these rioters are organized and are able to do what they have done so swiftly due to social networking! ,
      now the fact is blackberry messenger has been used to broadcast locations and times of where to hit and even in some instances how many more people are needed to have a big enough crowd to carry out there antics…

      it is very naive of you to state that it is unlikely for them to target a petrol station after seeing the devastation they have caused over the past few days!!
      i think 95% of this countries population would have said the same about what has in fact happened granted that we are a western civilized country i dn’t think anyone would have thought it “likely” for this wide spread mayhem get so intense so quickly or even begin atall.

      • andy
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:13 PM

        alex this is not fictious my daughter got the same message this morning on her bb i have also seen it on F/B the warnings,i live 10 min away,this is 1 reason why enfield have have stood up against it

  249. Danni
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Police have told businesses in Worthing West Sussex that they suspect a riot tonight and businesses in Redhill/Reigate area including esure closed at 4.30 and sent the staff home, suspecting trouble this evening.

  250. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    ethic tension and divide will present deadly clashes suppassing these riots, leaders have to respond before its too late.

  251. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Portsmouth is tense because we are loosing 1-0 to Barnet!

  252. sarah
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    anyone know if anything is kicking off in watford, heard a lot of rumours!!!

    • Dani
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:50 PM

      No Watford is quiet at the moment

      • sarah
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:10 PM

        thanks,just hope it stays that way!

  253. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    There are normally people gathered around Tommys Bar……all i can say is there’s nothing on the hertford road where I am and apart from the occaisional siren it all seems ok at the mo

  254. Laura
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Smoke is died down in enfield centre you won’t see it in cannington

  255. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    westfield is just rumours, very unlikely as police deployement swings across the city so also the reduction is threats to property and hence a secure city from midnight to dawn.

  256. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    this is the definative book on the 1981 uk riots. Still completely relevent.

    http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-joys-of-work/5243001

  257. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Millwall FC down at Eltham to confront any looters i wonder if any other London firms will also follow??

  258. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    You guys are doing an invaluable job for london, thank you so much.

  259. C PLatten
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    have you had any reports of trouble in Hull?

  260. cat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Any news on what’s happening in Barnet?

  261. Duncan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Just sent in, via the paypal e-mail, a picture of Southsea. Shutters down on open shops, but most are closed. 3 riot vans and 4 police cars have the seafront closed off. No trouble however, building still burning. It’s Joanna’s nightclub (now closed)

  262. Clean
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    In Streatham, a group of men are waiting outside Westbury Chemist – they are preparing to defend the shop against any rioters. It seems the people here are ready to fight back!

    Thank you so much for the updates; very impressive journalism here.

  263. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Earlier reports intercepted indicte gangs calling several hundreds of rioters for a night of destruction, it might however not be the case as police response time effective.

  264. Sato
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Rumours of things going on iN South cheshire (Crewe to be exact)

  265. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    hey, is anything goin on near welling?

  266. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    You guys are legends. This really is one of the best reports I’ve seen – and I love you’re still going with other parts of the country! I hope some of the big guys see your work.

  267. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:54 PM

    alex :Earlier reports intercepted indicate gangs calling several hundreds of rioters for a night of destruction, it might however not be the case as police response time effective.

    BIRMINGHAM

  268. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Lots of reports of Salford Lidl being raided and people filling up boots! Set on fire, metrolonk down

  269. Aoife
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Can’t call yourselves a UK-ER if you don’t cover Northern Ireland where the helicopters are apparently massing…

  270. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    re ; enfield groups…..just to say that its quite a bit later on than when that pic was taken…….its starting to get dark now

  271. alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Birmingham rioters indicated 2100hrs, info.

  272. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Any more news on shepherds Bush/Westfield? heard sirens heading that way and helicopters are circling!

  273. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Group of 40 youths clash with police Southbury Road, Enfield

  274. A H
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Thanks for the great site. I’ve read that the people on the street in Enfield are local residents protecting their community. That’s according to the FB group “Supporting the Met Police against the London rioters”.

  275. alex2
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    sorry got to be alex2, as there two of us.

  276. KE
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    By far the best coverage, I’ve recommended this site to everyone! Thank you, it’s appreciated. Keep up the great work!

  277. Alex
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    This is by far the best news source.
    The BBC is doing a hopeless job. Their journalism has gone right down lately. They keep repeating old footage from last night and that annoying “breaking news” bar is giving details out that broke 12 hours ago.
    Keep it up all night guys!

  278. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    anything near welling?

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:24 PM

      Nothing in Welling yet…My hubby is out in Welling now texting me regular updates

  279. L
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    any news of any riots in leicester? some comments going around on facebook true/false?

  280. alex3
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    alex2 :sorry got to be alex2, as there two of us.

    So then I should be alex3!

  281. amy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    anyone know of anything in hounslow. there were around 30 police in the high street about an hour ago

  282. Billy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    thanks for a great site, the best on the web. Very informative…keep it up lads!

  283. l
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Is something happening in Archway/Holloway/crouch end? Lots of fire engines and police cars going past (crouch Hill way)

  284. Dean S
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    round of applause for the service guys! have been hooked to this site for two straight nights now, good to see all is calm so far tonite

  285. bonnie123
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    Boys standing ground in enfield against the rioters! great site thanks…havent kept my eyes off it!!

  286. julie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    groups of men at south woodford now, waiting for any looters to come down

  287. james
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    enfield revolution is well under way fight backs on with the police backing us. first the highway now the town

  288. alex2
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Birmingham rioters may inflamable most likely copied to manchester rioters, that might just be exactly what is happening manchester,awaits confirmations.

  289. alex2
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    alex2 :Birmingham rioters may USE inflamable most likely copied to manchester rioters, that might just be exactly what is happening manchester,awaits confirmations.

  290. Hen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Lots of sirens in the last 15 minutes in the Kingston area, helicopter just gone over heading towards town.

  291. louise
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Police activity in Ealing and South Ealing – anyone confirm?

    • afa
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      Cant confirm this, maybe someone else can. But i can hear a helicopter and on going sirens down my end in isleworth. Been going on for hours now.

  292. holly daly
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Just saw two fire engines from millwall fire station belting down marshwall in an easterly direction…canning town?

  293. c cornell
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Brilliant the Enfield Lads standing their ground, we will protect it, normal every day people have had enough….Hi to woodford and any more of those who are taking it back ….

  294. JvD
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    When you say “locals gathering”… does that generally mean people trying to stop the rioters?

  295. Al
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    There are now helicopter’s and numerous police sirens going off in Eltham. I’m not at the high st, I’m about half mile away, so can’t see what’s happening but it don’t sound good.

  296. c cornell
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    @JvD yes that’ what it means..communities have had enough….

  297. carmen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    on Facebook ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The day Enfield Town took control!! Looter free zone xx ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,already 2000 people ,,like,,

  298. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Eltham – reports of the Texaco Garage on fire, not sure how true it is though. Hubby currently in Welling with a group of people and someone who is at the fire called another one of the people he is with

  299. linda george
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    There has been a fire at some point in muswell hill. My brother in law has been told they may have to evacuate if it gets bad as they are above shops.

  300. carmen
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Thamesmead morrisson just got hit !
    got this from a friend on the ground

  301. Kat
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Leaving your updates all over tumblr, to spread accurate news and disspell and false rumors that are making people lose their minds

  302. C
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Ok there are reports that there is a march from Eltham to Lewisham this is from ITV reporters tweet as confirmation…

    Twitter Charlene White ITV Reporter

    These are cars full of grown men. Driving round, attacking. I can’t stress enough. Stay away from Eltham.

    Witnessed cars stopping, men jumping out and attacking with bars Just outside Eltham. Don’t know what it’s like IN Eltham, but heading home.

    There is many sightings and pics which can be seen of march on Twitter…

    • martin kry
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:54 PM

      go on eltham. do the rioters

  303. Drafell
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    You are doing an amazing job. Better than any of the popular media outlets.

  304. d
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    just been out with the dog round ponders end – southbury rd/hertford rd……..saw a fairly big group of people on a walk round to make sure there’s no looters…..lots of police presence…..also quite a few little groups not with them starting to gather………lots of sirens going past but nothing happening

    • d
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:09 PM

      ps……although there have been calls for parents to keep their kids at home some of them obviously havent heard about it

  305. julie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    just been out, woodford,south woodford, buckhurst hill and chigwell all quiet, does anybody know if anything is going on at leytonstone? getting news but dont know if its true

  306. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Can you confirm apparent fires in Hanwell? Have heard there is a strong burning smell in the area and that would fit with earlier police activity in the ealing and south ealing area

  307. Rosa
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Jewellers and a bank have been set on fire in South Woodford. Ive got pictures but no idea how to send coz i havent got twitter? Sisters in Buckhurst Hill and shes seeing looting but no picture evidence of that

    • julie
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:40 PM

      the jewellers was hit last night and so was the bank, i have just come back from there and didnt see anything, not even that many police about, all i saw was a group of big men who were waiting for any looters/rioters and a shop was robbed earlier today in buckhurst hill, about 13 arrested

  308. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150238266692714&set=a.83180422713.82682.500527713&type=1. My mate in Watford I hope you can read her comment…they haven’t hit the town center but 25 arrests all in back roads, people hiding in gardens.another friend said its kicking off in west Watford on wippendale road

  309. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    hey tried to donate but i dont have or wont a paypal account! thanks for all the updates your doing an amazing job thanks again

  310. bones
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Have donated a couple of quid for your hard work,hope others do too, your doing a fantastic job. thanks.
    Since us decent british lot donate to all causes around the world, be nice to get some donations going for those who have been effected by these riots and to help rebuild devestated buildings.

    • Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:31 PM

      totally agree. ALL donation should stay in uk

  311. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    I was at Shepherds Bush at 2000. No problems there at all. Some pubs closed and police outside entrances, but nothing untoward. The pub open at the corner (Inn on the Green?) is doing good business. Loads of people enjoying the sunshine.

    Pictures here (forgive the blurriness):

    IMG_2703_2

    Nothing looked untoward an hour ago. Doubt anything else has happened. Didn’t see any overturned buses like someone here claimed.

  312. an
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    can confirm a fire in burnt oak (as mentioned earlier); smoke coming from near the library, police helicopter was flying overhead a few mins ago

  313. Simon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    Reports of fire set in basidon ESSEX, fire fighters had objects hurled at them when trying to extinguish the blaze.
    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/9185906.Basildon_firefighters_pelted_with_stones_while_tackling_blaze/

  314. Natasha
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    From Thames Valley Police –
    There has been no disorder across the Force apart from some incidents in Milton Keynes where we have made four arrests so far.

  315. TJ
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Fair few sirens in Hayes at the moment and some distant-ish thuds/rumbles…anyone else getting this?

  316. Dan
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Multiple reports from friends that it’s kicking off in Leicester, various sources and twitter seems to match up

  317. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Can everyone sign this petition so that the looters loose all rights to claim social welfare benefits!

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/7337

  318. Natasha
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Natasha :
    From Thames Valley Police –
    There has been no disorder across the Force apart from some incidents in Milton Keynes where we have made four arrests so far.

    http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/newsevents/newsevents-pressreleases/newsevents-pressreleases-item.htm?id=186530

  319. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Reports from people in burnt oak nw London there are cars on fire

  320. Tracey
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Thanks for this guys! I would buy you all a pint, we are near eltham and really appreciate this

  321. elaine
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:28 PM

  322. elaine
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    well done enfield residents

  323. Jb33
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    The ‘fireball’ in Eltham is a flare. Move along.

  324. T29
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Just drove past ruislip high road about half an hour ago. All shops closed or closing, corner DIY shop boarding up, 10-12 police officers patrolling, all seemed quiet

  325. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    And a youth has been stabbed in Edgware

  326. kris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:35 PM

    sounds like it’s kicking off around southall….all the reports are on your Facebook feed!

  327. Tayla Ellis
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    basildon fire is true. they set fire to a boat house

  328. JahLove63
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    This yankster from Chico, CA USA is enjoying your feed. Keep up the good work guys, and on payday I’ll send some American $$ (assuming its still good???) and hopefully that’ll buy you blokes some brew and brats. Take care and make it a great day!

  329. julie
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    all quiet in barkingside, a few hoodies walking along the high street but quite a few police down there

  330. Mark
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Any info on Burnt oak, apparently being hit now?

  331. an
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    fire in burnt oak is apparently under control now. i can’t see any more smoke.

  332. Chris
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    I live not far from Burnt Oak. there is something on fire, not sure if it is a car or a church. But from pictures on friends facebooks it looks like the church. There is also a helicopter hovering over burnt oak that i can see from my garden.

  333. Dani
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    http://www.twitvid.com/DWZPW
    No idea where this is but bloody scary I’m watching it my phone so can’t see the station name

    • andy
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:04 AM

      its southbury road enfield,ppl protecting there town from looters

      • KSG
        Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:17 AM

        Except at least an element of them are EDL thugs whose presence is causing a waste of police time.

  334. jellyface
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Burnt oak church is on fire started by a car being set alight behind the dry cleaners. iv seen pictures.

  335. jellyface
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    • Chris
      Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM

      Can’t see the picture

      • jellyface
        Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:52 PM

        ah sorry the profile must be private. will try and get a picture as soon as.

  336. Liz
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    I’ve got nothing at all done this evening and it’s mainly your coverage. Sucked me right in. Good job though. Going to bed now and am hoping for nice dreams…be safe everyone. Thank goodness Sutton seems to be quiet.

  337. Karen
  338. gary reddin
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    i got a video on facebook enfield

  339. Linda George
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Why are none of the news – BBC / Sky News reporting any of the london incidents? They keep saying it’s ok and nothing is happening. I know it’s small scale compared to the rest of the country tonight but I think it’s wrong to say that it’s ‘fine’ and ‘under control’ when fires are starting. Thats not control!

  340. Cbta
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    I have also tried to donate – i dont have a paypal account, but I am donating my thanks and will forever always use this site from now on – amazing job! I have been reading this site since 3pm. I have friends in the force who are out there defending us all – a massive thank you to them who are risking their own safety against these idiots! I hope you we all can keep safe and this all stops after tonight – its enough.

  341. Natasha
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Also some reports of problems and Feltham prison

  342. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    *Unpaid*? Somebody *bought* the domain? Can’t *afford* a beer? Well why don’t you grab your black hoodie and go get some for free? ;D

  343. Erika
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Leicester city centre being smashed up now too… many friends there saying it’s quite bad😦

  344. jellyface
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Burnt oak church on fire.

  345. sharon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    penge[croydon rd] tesco express looted

  346. 1234
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Is it true that someone has been killed in Loughton?!

  347. Leigh
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    It is supposed to be in Eltham at westhorne avenue n yorkshire grey

  348. Errol
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Seven Sisters fire is a Hairdresser shop. It is just a fire and not related to any civel desturbence.

  349. alex3
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    “2152: Reports of water cannon leaving Northern Ireland and the Guardian’s front page for tomorrow reports that plastic bullets have been authorised for use on the UK mainland by David Cameron.”

    The Guardian have their information wrong. The police have the autonomous authority to use plastic bullets and the PM does not need to authorise.

  350. Tasha
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    You guys are doing a fab job. Trying to get to the truth through all the Twitter rumours. Thank you.

  351. kay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Theres a fire on fairfield road in west drayton, i can see it from my bedroom window, from were i am it looks like its coming from the second-hand furniture shop, havent seen or heard the firefighters and now its been ablaze for more than half an hour.

  352. jay
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    fantastic job guys!! so many rumours around ur hard work is paying off i feel very informed!!! keep it up🙂

  353. alex2
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Strongly belief tonight the looters have disappeared and thanks to chief met com’s advice to parents which worked well reducing chaos of the last 72hours by 80%.
    Signing off

  354. Froggy
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    From a friend in Sydenham : they broke into saver centre in sydenham and many of the big stores on the high street

  355. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Well done chaps! Keep up the good work..

  356. C
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Thank god we have these brave souls looking after us. (Eltham)
    http://www.twitvid.com/DWZPW

    • andy
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:10 AM

      this is enfield

  357. L
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    leicester highcross shopping center has had windows smashed, the curve theatre and granby st shops have been damaged and looted

  358. db
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    Any news of trouble in Milton Keynes?

  359. Jon
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=OL_KMz8ku-M this is right next to the Sony centre burnt yesterday in Enfield

  360. Ky-ko
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    Thank you so much guys! Could not get the relevant info from any other source.. U can open up a pub since there are so many of us who would love to donate not just a pint!

    Just read that the youngest looter arrested was only 11 – wtf parent were doingwhen their 11 year boy was into all this mess?? It’s easy to blame the cuttings, inflation, policy – all of us suffer from it, but we keep on going and struggling – but some should start from themselves – looking after their families and children, the way they treat and rise them!
    Thanks for such a uniting spirit to Enfield guys – mates you had to lead the metpol few days ago and probably we wouldn’t be evidencing this hell today…

  361. Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    RE: 2052: Those people are part of the London Vigilante Support Group. They took to the streets to protect the streets.

  362. Ian
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    There was definite trouble in Brrentford about an hour ago. Check out http://www.BrentfordTW8.com

    Also friends reported seeing the gang heading into Brentford from the direction of the A4.

  363. C 89
    Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    great reporting, very up to date and useful, please keep it up

    http://www.twitvid.com/DWZPW

    this was in Enfield a little while ago, sorry if youve got this up somewhere already.

    cheers C

  364. alex3
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Helicopters over Ilford currently for past 10 mins.

  365. sophie
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Over 200 ppl out walking around the town! riot police with 10 to 15 vans stopped us on there way back from canning town! As they heard what were doing and worried it was a large group!but they were all lovely! Apparently there was an incident earlier involving a shoe shop in enfield lock but they got driven out! Lol its a mixed group! Not all whites as were hearing ! And all on standby just in case! Go enfield!

  366. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Big list of live cams across london see link http://londonwebcams.webs.com/thelondoncams.htm

  367. lombady retail park
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    I can certainly hear more sirens from Lombady retail park, but I can’t see or smell any smoke- yet.

  368. P&C
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    Slough rioters – please, bust out and burn that f*#k!ng stuffed dog on your train station platform – it makes most normal people’s eye’s bleed, and god wept long ago at the disgusting sight of it.

    Just sayin’ ;o)

  369. Ashe
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/newsandevents/news/2011/august/09/live_updates_police_response_to_disorder/ list by Nottingham police confirming most of the disturbances tonight in and around the city.. The site keeps crashing due to the number of people viewing it, there is a copy at http://pastebin.com/YUi2pmkd thats seems to be working better

  370. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    ‘Vigilantes’ in Enfield are wasting police time by almost fighting among themselves and charging at just about anything that comes near. Also is an element of EDL thugs among them hurling abuse everywhere.

  371. dogtanion
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Crayford’s in Bexley it neighbours Dartford FFS

    Also Eltham MP says EDL turned up in ELtham and tried to march to Lewisham

  372. lombady retail park
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Helicopter overhead ~500m from Lombardy retail park. Probably no relation to fire reports. Still no smoke.

  373. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Been glued to this all day. Fantastic work chaps.

  374. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Yep, Eltham MP condemned the EDL for hijacking local concerns with their racial and political motives and tying up police resources.

  375. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Apparently a shot has been fired at police in Aston, Birmingham

  376. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Putney & Wandsworth: Peaceful and controlled so far thank to the police!

  377. andy
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    they are not EDL thugs just local people woman and children and all races where there people should get there facts right as this is adding fuel 2 the fire i am a local so know whats going on,but ido agree its taking up resources that could be used elsewhere

    • KSG
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:41 AM

      In Enfield, numerous different journalists have clearly identified an element of the people there as being EDL thugs, not all of them, but an element.

      In Eltham, even the MP is well aware an element of the crowd was EDL and that they were causing trouble.

      I don’t think there’s much room for doubt on this.

      • andy
        Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:15 AM

        ive spoken 2 a black guy that was on the march and he denied this,his words there were all races,maybe as the march progressed and more people joined there may have become the odd in that group,but the initial lads from enfield that began the march were not racially motivated,most of us in enfield loch were recieving messages that a local tesco,s garage was going 2 be tonites target,hence this action being taken, i live on that garages doorstep so obviously glad that did not happen

  378. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Can you help Greater Manchester Police identify the offender setting Miss Selfridge’s on fire in Manchester City Centre? Please help identify this person, it will be 10 years for Arson

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150748058410506

  379. N/a
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    ^^^^^ Confirmed By Sky

  380. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    heard 3 explosions (bigger than fireworks) near Finsbury Park/north london, others heard too (twitter) sirens now again after the steady stream had calmed down.

  381. Andy
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Helicopter in the skies in Southampton – rumours of minor disturbances but no official word.

  382. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    Telegraph’s Matt Holehouse reports serious trouble at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institute

  383. Mickey
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Some police activity by Pimlico tube station and sound of glass breaking just now.

  384. Jak
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Sky has reported that a 21 year old man has been arrested in connection with the big fire at the furniture shop in Croyden last night

  385. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    explosions are Tottenham Hale according to twitter reports

    • KSG
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM

      Observer’s P Beaumont reports explosions are council recycling depot near Tott Hale

  386. Ebaneeza
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    two cars set on fire in thamesmead

  387. Jak
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    gmpolice on twitter are also saying that things are quieting down in Manchester city centre

  388. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    one more explosion, nearer to me in Green Lanes than last few, reportedly in Tottenham Hale (bin lorries at recycling depot on twitter)

  389. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    Hearing lots of posts about other areas, mainly that Ilford area is seeing alot of activity, on another live feed link here http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/live_london_riots_news_updates_and_your_comments_from_across_the_capital_1_989036

    • alex3
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:06 AM

      Here in Ilford seems quiet now

  390. alex3
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    BBC reported information coming in about riot at Feltham Young Offenders. Anyone know any more?

  391. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:05 AM
  392. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    Fire in Tottenham: N17 9AY postcode, Haringey Council recycling centre, @petersbeaumont is on scene tweeting

  393. Ebaneeza
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    fire in thamesmead 2 cars

  394. somethingsomething
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    SkyNews: “SKY SOURCES: FIREARM DISCHARGED AT POLICE OFFICER IN ASTON, BIRMINGHAM”

    They started reporting it at about 1:10

  395. SAZIYE
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    there has been an incident on chingford e17 hence all the police cars/vans going past, but i wont venture out to see exactly what it is instead i am waiting to hear back from stella creasy any info she can get hold of regarding this matter as she is saying that it may not be riot related, quite worrying as i live on this road

  396. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Once this all calms down, the people who were rioting will think they have won, and in a way they have, the “dont care about anything, and take what you want” culture will now be more empowered, and we will probably see more riots like this in the future. if like myself you know what its really like living on the streets alongside the people who did this rioting, then you will know that this has always been a problem, just in the past its always separate incidents, and as long as it doesnt affect you, most people just accept its a part of life. In a way i was hoping that the riots will cause such a up roar, such a reaction that decent people, and the governments would come together to pass much tougher laws on crimes such as theft, disorder, and any mindless violence, to build more prisons, get more police on the streets permanently, give proper sentences that mean you get a fairly long term jail sentence, only then could you say we might of started to deal with the REAL problem, until then be prepared for more folks, and this time, the rioters won😦

  397. n/a
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:46 AM

    Thanks for the quick update…apreciate what you are trying to do to help

  398. SAZIYE
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    ive been informed that this incident has moved on and doesnt involve vandalism or looting

  399. debbie
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    any more news on feltham young offenders

  400. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    On a lighter note, whether a bad or a good kid, they all love biscuits lol. “A gang of up to 40 youths stormed the N1 Centre in Parkfield Street, Islington, stealing biscuits from a coffee shop.”
    http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/disturbances_in_islington_overnight_1_988556

  401. Steven
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Manchester Gay Village targeted, Eyewitnesses confirm:- Windows smashed & looted NewUnion Bar Windows smashed , New York New York – Windows smashed Cruz 101 – Bins set on fire, Churchills Bar raided and smashed up, nearly set on fire

  402. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    Unconfirmed rumours of trouble, possibly arson-related, near City & Islington Academy, Holloway – anyone nearby to confirm or disprove?

  403. Kristina Paterson
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Just to say: you guys and all your reporters are doing an amazing job. Following things all the way from New Zealand here…

  404. Shoaib
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    Gaz Corfield, Ricky Compton, Xenia Coudrille, Lee Fleming, Chris Green and Sean Cameron…THANK YOU!

  405. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Better than mainstream media… keep it up. I’m another down here in NZ keeping up too date with you guys.

  406. Jake
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    Any more details about the fire at Silver Street?

  407. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    I’m told Holloway fire was in a skip on Hillmarton Rd near junction w/Camden road. Skip fires are very common in the area.

  408. Ky-ko
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    Calm in Kensington and Notting Hill – have been driving there not long ago, streets empty but no signs of disturbance. 4 police vans packed with officers headed towards North though. Sirens are heard sometimes, but not as yesterday.

  409. user1234
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:24 AM

    Been refreshing this page all night here in the states. Great job keeping the world up to date on what’s happening.

  410. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    Reports of serious incident outside Smethwick Gurdwara

  411. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    Just saw the reports of the two boys on Sagnat TV. Horrific to hear that.

    West Londoner – been visiting the site for the last three days and has become the number one stop for the riots. Keep up the good work.

  412. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    haha Mancs police serving up rough justice😀

    • Joe Smith
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 4:00 AM

      Right on!

  413. KSG
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Update: appears a rioter was beaten outside Smethwick Gurdwara, rumours of further incidents in the area

  414. Dan
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:57 AM

    Batchwood Hall in St. Albans is on fire.

    Don’t know if it’s connected to the riots in London as we’ve had very little trouble here, but thaught i’d let people know as we are only 20-30 miles away.

  415. Matt
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    ty so much

  416. tnawaw
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    more worrying footage from london

  417. Siobhan
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    Really amazing job here guys! You lot are honestly doing a far better job than any of the news channels. They didn’t even mention poor old Colliers Wood. Thank you from London.

  418. Pauline Jackson
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    You guys do a great job – better updates than the TV….well done!

  419. Rakhee
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    I am addicted to this blog – thank you so much for everything, and for doing what the news channels should be doing instead of looping the same ‘Live’ feed over and over again.

  420. Ian
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Crayford is in the London Borough of Bexley not Dartford (although postal address / post codes may be DA – Bexley is who I pay my tax to).

    This is the view that I had of the fire engines on the high street from my flat. The actual fire was behind the shops over the road. Still no idea what was on fire or how / why it started.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150745560855263.729393.830840262&l=41b5b91dce&type=1

  421. Diana
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    You guys have done an amazing job! I have a close relative in London, and I have been concerned. Thanks so much for keeping us up to date with whats going on, both in London, and the rest of the country. Hopefully you can relax a bit now. You have certainly performed a publis service!

  422. Brian
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Wonderful job guys. Been following you all night. You really whooped both the BBC and the Guardian. And by the end the later seemed to be content to recycle your stuff. But it wasn’t the speed of your reporting that really impressed – though it did beat everyone else – but rather the care you took to verify every rumour and never jump to conclusions. I really hope you all get big jobs with major newspapers, you thoroughly deserve to.

  423. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Breaking News: Coulsdon gun store raided – http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/crime

  424. marcelorodrigues
    • marcelorodrigues
      Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:21 PM

      I hope things get better there guys! Peace in UK!

  425. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Sirens and helicopters around cricklewood last night were related to an attempted attack on Brent Cross, easily repulsed. Brent cross is probably the best place to go in case of a zombie attack, its a fortress. But in the retail park across the road this morning both curries and PC World are closed with their windows boarded up.

  426. Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    maybe it underlines a much deeper problem:
    http://wp.me/p13vzx-he

  427. alex2
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Croydon is quite, police presence remain visible. Police are well behaved and the community showing a sense of disbelief.

  428. alex2
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Croydon- Reeves fire damaged furniture store sad news its being pulled down.

  429. Jo
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    You’re doing a great job – very professional & intelligent. Keep going, we need you!
    Thank you

  430. alex2
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    1 Croydon- Best Buy, Car phone warehouse, p.c. world, curries, comet,TKM marks, Argos, boots all where raided.

    2 Men in vans drove round loading even after 7 am tuesday morning. It total Devastation,unacceptable broken down of norms.

    3 Suspicious vehicle with more than usual occupants driving to such mentions locations of stores to spot chance of possible looting.

  431. alex2
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    AREAS TO HEAVILY POLICE FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS

    1 Bromley as regards “info” currently has all electronics stores intact and these seems to have been identified as a target for thieves not rioters.

    2 SHEPHERDS BUSH- West field is high on list to be looted by several thugs, these include proper thugs.

    3 Streatham common-

  432. alex2
    Wednesday, 10 August, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Law and order has been robustly restored to a great city, united as people we must always be the best.Thanks to all emergency dept, police you stood shoulder2 should to defead a great pride,you cannot be forgotten.

  433. Thursday, 11 August, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    I honestly can’t believe it’s at around 989 arrests so far the police may have done a rubbish job and containing the rioters but they have done a decent job at capturing them after.
    Is it just me or have the riots quelled? http://kylemccann.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/anarchy-in-the-uk/

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  435. sandy
    Thursday, 11 August, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    I would like to thank you all for your updates over those terrible nights of carnage on behalf of my partner and myself, you did a fantastic job keeping us all up to date with not only what was going on in London but right accross the UK too. I have signed the e-petition at https://.epetitions.direct.gov.uk for convicted rioters not to recieve benefits if you want to put this on your blog, it takes a long time to get in as it is very busy but persevere and you will get on there. Cheers to you all and relax now and enjoy your beers lol.

  436. Carole
    Thursday, 11 August, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    I agree that rioters should be severly punished but I think stopping their money isn’t the way foward. They still have to eat etc and they’ll just go out to steal, rob and burgle. That’s their mentality anyway.

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