Tuesday 23 January 2018

New violent attacks break out in Hackney, London

Independent.ie reporters

Fresh violence has broken out on the streets of London this afternoon between police and youths in Hackney.

Hooded youths attacked shops and windows with a range of objects while pieces of furniture were thrown at police in riot gear.

It is understood the latest violent attacks were prompted by a ‘stop and search’ incident earlier in the day.

Police patrols are being stepped up across London following as the unrest moved into their third day.

The violence began on Saturday night in Tottenham, where officers were attacked, and two police cars and a bus were set on fire.

The unrest is understood to have been sparked by the police shooting of local man Mark Duggan last week.

The rioting occurred after a peaceful protest was held in response to Mr Duggan's death.

Last night violence broke out in Enfield near Tottenham, and Brixton in south London.

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