09 Aug '11, 2am

The worst violence in London in years has spread as rioting breaks out in cities of Liverpool and Birmingham

The worst violence in London in years has spread as rioting breaks out in cities of Liverpool and Birmingham

Police officers in riot gear guard detain a man after shops were looted in Birmingham, central England, August 8, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (AFP) - RIOTING broke out in the English cities of Liverpool and Birmingham as the worst violence in London in years threatened to spread to the rest of the country on Tuesday. West Midlands Police confirmed they had made 87 arrests as youths ran amok in Birmingham centre overnight, smashing shop windows and looting merchandise. The force also said that a police station in the central England city was on fire. Meanwhile, Merseyside Police confirmed on Tuesday they were dealing with unrest in the north-western city of Liverpool with several cars set alight.

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