London riots

London riots

A series of riots that began after a peaceful march in August, 2011, in response to the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan earlier that month by the London Metropolitan Police Service. The Service was trying to arrest him on suspicion of a planned revenge attack after the fatal stabbing of his cousin. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The Tottenham march grew out of control and escalated into widespread rioting, looting and arson in several London boroughs and scattered cities in England, resulting in 5 deaths, 16 injuries, and £200 million worth of property damage. Multiple factors have been blamed for the riots.

Causative factors
Dysfunctional families with rampant juvenile delinquency, poor relations with police, social exclusion, culture of welfare dependence, sense of entitlement by teenagers and young adults, government cuts, high unemplyoment, gang culture, criminal opportunism, moral decay from the top, failure of the penal system.
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London, Dec 22 (ANI): Football star Jermain Defoe has revealed how he tried to stop a gang of youths from take part in the London riots that rocked Britain earlier this year.
Scotland Yard recommended that courts refuse bail to those charged during the London riots, according to a leaked document entitled "Operation Withern: prisoner processing strategy", which was given to officers investigating the disturbances.
Harry Redknapp's team were idle at the weekend after the London riots forced the postponement of their Premiership opener against Everton at White Hart Lane.
ARMED police shot the man whose death sparked the London riots as he got out of a taxi with a loaded gun and appeared ready to shoot, a court heard yesterday.
Placing Johnson top of the list, the judges said, "When Boris comes back from holiday, as he did during the London riots, David Cameron comes back.
READING George Galloway's comments on the London riots, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK was on the brink of revolt.
Student Laura Johnson, 20, wept as she told a court how she tried to kill herself six times after being sexually assaulted by two men a month before last summer's London riots.
London, Nov.24 (ANI): Caged Olympics ambassador Chelsea Ives, who threw bricks at a police car during the London riots, reckons she has been made a scapegoat for the chaos.
A CLASSMATE of Prince William was arrested during the London riots.
A BOY of 17 yesterday admitted killing a pensioner who was trying to put out a fire started during the London riots last August.
London, August 13 (ANI): A teenager is facing jail after inciting his 2000 friends on Facebook to"kill a million police officers" during the London riots.
A TEENAGE looter whose mother has been threatened with eviction from her council flat over his part in the London riots was jailed for 11 months yesterday.
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