09 Aug '11, 6pm

Violence erupts for fourth night in Britain

Violence erupts for fourth night in Britain

LONDON: The worst riots in Britain for decades spread to new cities on a fourth night on Tuesday as youths ran amok in Manchester and the industrial Midlands, after 16,000 police took to the streets of London. Violence erupted in Manchester, Britain's third-largest city, as youths smashed shop windows and looted shops and chased photographers away from the scene, while hooded rioters set fire to buildings in West Bromwich and Wolverhampton in central England. Looters also targeted shops in the second city of Birmingham for another night. But as darkness fell in London there seemed to be no repeat of the wave of violence which left parts of the capital in flames on Monday night. Police were bracing for more trouble after what they said was the worst night of disorder in living memory in the British capital, and their numbers were ramped up from 6,000 to 16,000 on Tuesday ni...

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