Wednesday 13 December 2017

Eight officers hurt as protesters clashed with police in Tottenham

Fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand
Fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Photo: PA
Fire fighters attempt to put out a blaze in a building in Tottenham, north London. Photo: PA
A bus burns in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared. Photo: PA
Mounted police patrol the streets in Tottenham, north London as fire burns around them as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets last night to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday. Photo: PA
Riot police patrol the streets in Tottenham, north London as trouble flared

Eight police officers are being treated in hospital following riots which broke out two days after a man was shot dead by police.





Scotland Yard said at least one of the officers had suffered head injuries after protesters clashed with police in Tottenham, north London.



Trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets to demand "justice", after Mark Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday.



The riots saw buildings and vehicles set alight, including two patrol cars, a police van and a double-decker bus, and shops looted as police in riot gear arrived on the scene.



Hundreds of people gathered in the street, including mounted police, as smoke poured into the air from the lighted bus. Fire engines descended on the area and thunderflashes were thrown at police on horseback.



After sections of Tottenham High Road were cleared of protesters, "pockets of trouble" continued to flare in nearby areas, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.



Two vans were reported to have been set ablaze in nearby Rheola Close, and Sky News said that its reporter and cameraman had to withdraw from the area over safety fears.



There were also reports of looting in Tottenham Hale Retail Park.



A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said paramedics had treated 10 people, and nine were taken to hospital.



The violence erupted after around 120 people marched from the local Broadwater Farm area to Tottenham police station, forcing officers to close the High Road and put traffic diversions in place.

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