After Tottenham, Enfield also in flames

Posted on August 10, 2011 by

From the BBC:

The Metropolitan Police has launched a “major investigation” into the riot in Tottenham which saw attacks on people, fires and looting. Fifty-five people arrested during the disorder are being questioned.

Clashes have broken out in Enfield, north London, where shop windows have been smashed and a police car damaged. Riot police were deployed to the area, and the Met Police said “several arrests” had been made after shops were vandalised. Conservative MP for Enfield North, Nick de Bois said police had been targeted. He said: “We saw an attack on a police vehicle. I saw it from a distance and that seemed to set things off to a new level.