Britain Government is losing Control of Britain’s Streets: An Army of 16,000 police to retake London
Posted August 9, 2011on:
- Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising
- ‘Unprecedented’ 16,000 police on duty in London over the next 24 hours as all leave is cancelled
- Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital
- England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF
- 400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London
- Cost of clean-up expected to run into ‘tens of millions’
- Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters in Lavender Hill, Clapham
- ‘There are no plans for the Army to get involved,’ says police chief
- Three arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officer
- 525 people arrested in total and more than 100 people have been charged
- Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Birmingham ransacked by rioters
- All police cells in London are now FULL
- Man seriously ill after being shot in Croydon
- Copycat riots reported in Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds
Theresa May caused fury today by appearing to rule out using the Army and water cannons to quell any future disorder. Police were last night criticised for being absent when much of the looting and ransacking took place and, when they were present, keeping their distance from rioters.
Today a 26-year-old man who was shot as he sat in a car during rioting in Croydon died in hospital.
After cutting short his Tuscany holiday to deal with the worsening public disorder crisis, Mr Cameron said today: ‘We will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain’s streets and to make them safe for the law-abiding.
‘Let me, first of all, completely condemn the scenes that we have seen on our television screens and people have witnessed in their communities.
‘These are sickening scenes – scenes of people looting, vandalising, thieving, robbing, scenes of people attacking police officers and even attacking fire crews as they’re trying to put out fires. This is criminality, pure and simple, and it has to be confronted and defeated.
‘I feel huge sympathy for the families who’ve suffered, innocent people who’ve been burned out of their houses and to businesses who have seen their premises smashed, their products looted and their livelihoods potentially ruined.
‘I also feel for all those who live in fear because of these appalling scenes that we’ve seen on the streets of our country. People should be in no doubt that we are on the side of the law- abiding – law-abiding people who are appalled by what has happened in their own communities.
‘I am determined, the Government is determined that justice will be done and these people will see the consequences of their actions.
‘And I have this very clear message to those people who are responsible for this wrongdoing and criminality: you will feel the full force of the law and if you are old enough to commit these crimes you are old enough to face the punishment.
‘And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you’re not only wrecking your own communities – you are potentially wrecking your own life too.
‘My office this morning has spoken to the Speaker of the House of Commons and he has agreed that Parliament will be recalled for a day on Thursday so I can make a statement to Parliament and we can hold a debate and we are all able to stand together in condemnation of these crimes and also to stand together in determination to rebuild these communities.’
Last night copycat violence broke out in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol, with further reports of violence in Nottingham and Leeds as it spread from the capital for the first time.
Among the most serious of incidents was the arrest of three people on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer in north London early this morning. Armoured vehicles – known as ‘Jankels’ – were used to push back a mob of 150 rioters in Clapham, south London, while dozens of businesses were gutted by fire or looted until shelves were bare.
Children aged as young as eight were reportedly seen fleeing shops with games consoles in Ealing.
Despite 6,000 officers on the streets of London alone, many residents reported a lack of police while marauding gangs were a law unto themselves.
An ‘unprecedented’ number of police will be on the streets of London tonight with ‘all able-bodied officers in the Met’ out on duty, said Scotland Yard Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh.
Officers from 26 forces outside the capital have also been drafted in to help out as police confirmed that 525 people have now been arrested since rioting began on Saturday and over 100 have been charged.
England’s friendly international against the Netherlands tomorrow at Wembley has been called off amid fears that it could be targeted by thugs. West Ham and Charlton football clubs had already postponed their Carling Cup clashes tonight on police advice.
Deputy Mayor of London Kit Malthouse told LBC radio: ‘Officers were extremely brave. What we are trying to do this morning is maximise the number of police officers we have out again tonight.
‘We have something like 6,000 on duty last night. We need to get even more out tonight, and that includes officers from outside London, so we are appealing to other forces to help us where they can.’
The violence started on Saturday after father-of-four Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police marksman last Thursday. This morning a post-mortem examination revealed he died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. An inquest was adjourned until December 12.
Acting Scotland Yard Commissioner Tim Godwin said there had been ‘far too many’ young people on the capital’s streets last night and called on parents and guardians to keep youngsters in tonight.
He said there are no plans for the army to get involved.
‘We’ve got the full support of the Government in getting as much mutual aid from outside of London as is necessary and I would like to take this opportunity to remind people of what I said last night as things were escalating.
‘There were far too many young people on the streets of London last night, in places which were both dangerous and violent and I urge all the citizens of London, and the guardians and parents of young people especially, to keep them in tonight.
‘We will be very robust in policing any disorder we get tonight.
‘This is not just a game. This is criminality, this is burglary, this is violence, and we will pursue each and every one that has been involved in this and we will be making sure they are brought to justice and to court.
‘We have a significant investigative asset that’s in place.’
In one of the most serious incidents, the well-known Reeves furniture store in Croydon, south London, which first opened in 1867, was completely destroyed by a huge fire.
Owner Trevor Reeves told Sky News: ‘It has just provided my family and the 15 or 20 staff and families that were supported, it’s just completely destroyed.
‘Words fail me. It’s just gone, it’s five generations. My father is distraught at the moment. It’s just mindless thuggery.’
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