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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# London riots

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London police read press the riot act over 'summer of disorder' speculation
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after last week’s Hyde Park water fight descended into chaos.
Armed police in London to wear cameras to record their actions
This follows controversy over the killing of suspected gangster Mark Duggan in 2011 – an incident which sparked the London riots.
Video: Police shouted down after verdict in London riots case
There were angry scenes outside a London court this evening after a jury found that Mark Duggan had been lawfully killed.
Killing that sparked London riots was lawful says UK jury
Mark Duggan did not have a gun in his hand at the time he was shot by police in August 2011.
A different view: a look back at the 2011 London riots
The most powerful images of the London riots of August 2011.
Rioter gets 11.5 year jail term for starting riots fire
Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves department store before setting fire to a sofa.
Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery
A Malaysian student was robbed as he sat stunned and bloodied after being punched in the London riots.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Top 10 stories that you searched for in 2011
What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
Report: Mark Duggan was not carrying a gun when shot by UK police
The Guardian has seen the findings of a police investigation which show that Duggan, whose killing sparked the London riots, was unarmed when he was shot.
Street gangs not to blame for UK riots, analysis shows
Most of those who joined the violence and looting were from Britain’s most deprived areas, suggesting that poverty could be at the root of problems.
UK riots: Appeals of men jailed for 'encouraging disorder' rejected
Two men in their 20s who were jailed for four years each for encouraging criminal behaviour through Facebook – which never actually took place – have had their appeals rejected.
Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.
More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe
A significant milestone is hit amid concern about sentences being handed down for those who did and didn’t actually take part in the rioting and looting.
David Cameron defends tough sentencing for rioters
Meanwhile, police in London say they have charged 1,000 people in relation to last week’s rioting and looting.
Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight
Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.
Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots
Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was attacked as he tried to put out a fire started by rioters near his home.
MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data
The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.
Seventh man arrested over Birmingham hit-and-run deaths
Three men, two of whom were brothers, were struck by a car and killed during last week’s riots.
UK man charged with robbing Malaysian student
A 20-year-old man has been charged with robbing an injured Malaysian student as he stood bleeding on the pavement during the London riots.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures
Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya
A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.
Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best
As English cities struggle to recover from several nights of rioting, London councillor Mike Harris looks at the aftermath.
Organising chairman Coe stays mum on London riots
Although no Olympic venues have been touched by the violence, London and its organizing committee have taken a big publicity hit.
The Departures Lounge: your daily lunchtime transfer round-up
Find out what Premiersip star may be on his way to Zenit St Petersburg and what Tottenham player is “living in fear” as a result of the London riots.
Riots force Spurs' Premier League opener to be postponed
Ongoing unrest in Britain causes disruption to the first weekend of Premier League action.
UN envoy likens London riots to Syrian unrest
Despite admitting to security force mistakes, Syria’s regime remains defiant in the face of international condemnation.
'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure
Cities across England were relatively quiet last night, but police have warned of a possible “catastrophe” should riots break out again.
Column: 'Young girls dared each other to go and loot something'
Hayley Matthews was trapped with brick-throwing rioters as the looting spread to Salford in north-west England. She writes about her experiences.
UN Security Council attacked for inaction on England riots... by Iran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wonders why the Security Council is “silent” as British citizens lash out against their government.
Latest: Looting and violence continues in Manchester and Birmingham
There are teams of riot police on the streets in London but the capital is a scene of relative calm. There have been outbreaks of violence in Manchester, Salford, Birmingham, Woverhampton and West Bromwich.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…
Police probe: No evidence that Mark Duggan fired at officers
Ballistic tests indicate that a handgun found at the scene of Duggan’s death had NOT been fired.
BlackBerry website hacked by anti-police 'hacktivist' group
BlackBerry’s manufacturer said it would allow police to access BlackBerry Messenger posts – and got hacked in return.