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The riots report entitled "4 days in August" states that the "phase red" instruction to mobilise all units across London on that Saturday night was not followed. The order was issued by the officer in charge of the Met's Public Order Command.
But instead an amber alert was relayed which meant all available resources were simply identified but not activated.
The report states there was an hour's delay before the mistake was rectified when the officer arrived in the special operations control room to discover the failure to issue the instruction.
The 145-page report also analyses what warnings were picked up following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.