Riots spread to new areas of London and another UK city Monday on the third consecutive day of violence, with youths hurling missiles at police, looting shops and setting alight vehicles and buildings, leaving fires raging in several districts.
REUTERS - Riots spread to new areas of London on Monday while looting also erupted the city of Birmingham as Britain's worst unrest in decades escalated in a third night of violence.
In Hackney, a multi-ethnic area in east London close to the site of next year's Olympic Games, hooded youths set fire to rubbish bins and pushed them down a street towards police, while hurling bottles and bricks.
"A VERY VOLATILE SITUATION"
Date created : 2011-08-08