09 Aug '11, 10am

Britain will do everything necessary to combat riots

Britain will do everything necessary to combat riots

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled parliament and ordered thousands of extra police onto the streets after Britain's worst rioting in decades left parts of London and other cities in flames. After cutting short his holiday in Italy to return to Britain for an emergency meeting on the riots, Cameron said his government would "do everything necessary to restore order to the streets, and to make them safe" for law-abiding people. Addressing the mainly young men responsible for the "sickening scenes" of looting and arson, he said: "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 punishments." Riots swept through London and in other English cities overnight on Monday, the third consecutive night of violence which began in the north London district of Tottenham on Saturday following the shooting...

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