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  1. 1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1443649Thursday 4 August18:15 BST - Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, Tottenham.The death occurs during an operation where specialist firearm officers and officersfrom Operation Trident, the unit which deals with gun crime in the African andCaribbean communities, are attempting to carry out an arrest.Mr Duggan is a passenger in a minicab and is shot after an apparent exchange offire. A police officers radio is later found to have a bullet lodged in it.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announces it will investigatethe incident and later says it believes two shots were fired by police. It also confirmsthat an illegal firearm was recovered from the sceneSaturday 6 AugustThe BBCs Andy Moore reports from behind police lines22:45 BST - As the violence continues, a double-decker bus is burnt out and morepetrol bombs are thrown at police and buildings. Shops set alight in the area includean Aldi supermarket and a carpet shop.
  2. 2. Looting is reported throughout the night and some thieves take the opportunity to loadup car boots and shopping trolleys with stolen goods. Vision Express, Boots, Argosand JD Sports are among the shops affected.20:45 BST - The London Fire Brigade receives its first calls to attend and by 04:30BST the following morning has dealt with 49 "primary" fires in the Tottenham areaand received more than 250 emergency calls from the public.No firefighters are injured in the disturbances but some are threatened by rioters,according to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.20:20 BST -The violence begins as bottles are thrown at two patrol cars close to thepolice station. One of the vehicles is set alight, while the other is pushed into themiddle of the road before also being torched.Unconfirmed reports say the incident was sparked off by a confrontation between ateenage protester and a police officer.Riot officers from the Territorial Support Group and police on horseback are deployedto disperse the crowds but come under attack from bottles, fireworks and othermissiles.17:00 BST - Around 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station aftermarching from Broadwater Farm estate. They say they want "justice" for Mr Dugganand his family.Officers are forced to close the High Road and put traffic diversions in place.Eyewitnesses report that the protest begins peacefully.Before 17:00 - The IPCC provides support to 14 of Mr Duggans family members andfriends as they formally identify his body.Sunday 7 AugustPolice condemn a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London22:30 BST - Reports on Twitter of a police presence at Oxford Circus in LondonsWest End. Police later say a mob of around 50 people damaged property in the area.22:00 BST - More reports of shop windows being smashed in Enfield. Riot police andmounted police patrol the streets.21:30 BST -The Guardian newspaper quotes a source as saying a bullet found in apolice radio after Mr Duggans death was police issue.19:45 BST - Around 100 hooded youths gather outside Enfield Police Station.18:30 BST - Three police officers are injured after intervening in an altercation inBrixton, south London. Missiles are thrown.
  3. 3. 18:28 BST - Police are called to High Street Enfield after reports shop windowsare being smashed. A police vehicle is damaged.16:20 BST - Police announce the launch of Operation Withern to investigate theriots in Tottenham.12:00 BST - Fire crews have all the fires under control but are still damping downsome burnt-out buildings. Scenes of crime officers begin investigating and gatheringevidence.Police say 26 police officers were injured in the riots and two remain in hospital. Intotal, 55 arrests have been made.Local MP David Lammy tells reporters the community has "had the heart rippedout of it" by "mindless, mindless people", many of whom, he says, had come fromoutside Tottenham to cause trouble.Monday 8 AugustUK riots: How Mondays night of violence unfolded23:49 BST - Labour leader Ed Miliband is returning early from his holiday in Devonbecause of the riots, it is reported. He is due back in London on Tuesday morning.23:30 BST - About 40 vehicles were damaged in a night of violence in Nottinghamdescribed by one senior officer as "motivated" by the London riots. Most of theincidents happened in the St Anns area, but police foiled an attempt to break into theVictoria Centre in the city centre. The trouble lasted about three hours.23:27 BST - Rioting is taking place in Ealing, west London, where the windows of aTesco supermarket have been put out, a car is on fire and rubbish is strewn in publicareas. There is also a fire in Haven Green park, opposite Ealing Broadway Tube.23:05 BST - A BBC producer reports that phone shops are being looted in WoolwichHigh Street. He says there are several hundred youths involved, but there are nopolice around. There is also a burnt-out police car.22:42 BST - Essex and Suffolk Police confirm they have sent officers to London toassist Metropolitan Police colleagues.21:50 BST - A BBC correspondent reports seeing a fire burning in Clapham HighStreet but he cant see any police besides a police roadblock further up the road.21:33 BST - The Prime Minister is to cut short his holiday because the situation has"demonstrably worsened", it is reported.20:58 BST - Aerial footage is now showing several fires burning in Croydon, southLondon.
  4. 4. 20:07 BST - West Midlands Police say some shop windows have been smashed invarious locations, with property stolen.18:45 BST - Video footage from Lewisham, south London, shows a fire burning in astreet where at least one vehicle has been set ablaze.18:42 BST - Transport for London says a bus has been set on fire in Peckham,south-east London.17:39 BST - Spokesman for Mayor of London Boris Johnson says he is interruptinghis family holiday to return to the capital to deal with the situation.17:19 BST - Skirmishes break out between police and groups of young people inHackney. The trouble reportedly started when a man was stopped and searched bypolice, but nothing was found.06:15 BST - The Metropolitan Police say a further 100 arrests have beenmade and 16 people charged in relation to disturbances overnight on Sunday.02:38 BST - The London Fire Brigade says firefighters have been called to a numberof fires as a direct result of disturbances in the Enfield, Brixton and Walthamstowareas. Six fire engines and 30 firefighters are fighting a blaze at a shop on Brixtonroad.02:20 BST - Scotland Yard says police are responding to copycat criminal activityacross London. In a statement it says "small and mobile groups" of looters have beenhave been targeting areas of north, east and south London.Police say gangs of youths are continuing to attack officers and shops are beingtargeted in Waltham Forest.In Enfield, the High Street remains cordoned off after disorder in the area wascontained. The situation in Walthamstow is said to be under control after some 30youths - many in masks - vandalised and looted shops there.00:45 BST - Six fire engines and 30 firefighters are despatched to a blaze at a FootLocker store on Brixton Road, after it is set alight.Three officers are injured after being hit by a vehicle in Chingford Mount, WalthamForest. The officers had been making arrests after a shop was looted.Police say a police vehicle windscreen was smashed during a disturbance in Islingtonand a Tesco store in Ponders End has been vandalised and looted.Tuesday 9 AugustYouths were involved in rioting in the centre of Manchester and in Salford
  5. 5. 22:36 BST - A police station in Nottingham is firebombed by a group of rioters. In theBootle area of Merseyside a man is arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft afterallegedly using a dumper truck to break into a Post Office.19:28 BST - Manchester police appeal for calm following a number of attacks byrioters on shops in Manchester city centre and Salford. There are also reports oftrouble in Birmingham and West Bromwich where there have been confrontationsbetween police and gangs of youths.17:46 BST - Reports of rocks and stones being hurled at police vans by gangs ofyouths in Salford, Manchester.17:29 BST - The Independent Police Complaints commission says ballistic testresults show no evidence that a hangun found at the scene of the fatal policeshooting of Mark Duggan had been fired.15:24 BST - Scotland Yard says 525 people have been arrested in relation to theriots. Ninety-nine people have been charged so far - of those 63 face burglarycharges.14:45 BST - London Mayor Boris Johnson visits Clapham Junction to thankvolunteers for clearing up the damage and apologise to those who have lost theirbusinesses. He is heckled by angry residents who say there were inadequate policeon the streets.14:15 BST - Prime Minister David Cameron visits Croydon to view the devastationfrom Mondays violence and looting.11:06 BST - David Cameron makes his first statement outside Number 10 aftercutting short his holiday to return to London. He announces a massive increase inpolice numbers and the recall of Parliament.09:55 BST - The Football Association confirms that Englands friendly againstHolland at Wembley tomorrow has been called offbecause of the rioting inLondon.09:43 BST - London Fire Brigade says it faced its busiest night in recent history. Thebrigades 999 control centre answered 2,169 calls between 18:00 BST on Mondayand 07:19 BST on Tuesday. This is around 15 times the normal rate of calls thebrigade would expect on an average day.03:06 BST - London Fire Brigade lists the major blazes is it fighting in the capital: 1.Timber yard fire ongoing in East Ham on Plashet Grove. Four fire engines and 20firefighters on site. 2. Shopping centre and offices of four floors fire on Woolwich NewRoad. Whole of the ground floor is alight. 20 firefighters attending. 3. The fire onLavender Hill now has eight fire engines and 40 firefighters at the scene. Most of theground floor and part of first floor alight. 4. 40 firefighters at a fire in a warehouse onSolar Way in Enfield.01:21 BST - The Metropolitan Police issue on their current operations acrossLondon. It includes the following bulletins - Hackney: 250-300 people gathered in
  6. 6. Pembury Estate, setting alight cars and throwing petrol bombs. Businesses in MareStreet were looted and officers contained the situation. Three officers injured but theircondition is not believed to be serious. Newham: Looting in Stratford High Street.Lewisham: Roaming groups of youths were involved in disorder. Bethnal Green: Morethan 100 people looted a Tesco supermarket. Two officers were injured. Croydon:Fires burning at a number of premises, including a very large blaze at a sofa factory.01:05 BST - BBC staff member reports hundreds of youths ransacking a Panasonicstore in West Ealing - no sign of police.00:59 BST - Merseyside Police confirm they are dealing with a number of incidents inSouth Liverpool, including cars being set alight.00:45 BST - West Midlands Police confirm that a police station in Holyhead Road inHandsworth, Birmingham, is on fire.Wednesday 10 AugustCourts across the country stay open through the night to deal with cases23:55 BST - Magistrates courts in London, Solihull and Manchester among othersstay open through the night to fast track those already in custody for disorder relatedoffences.22:03 BST - In a statement, West Midlands Police say the situation across the area iscalm at the moment as 1,000 officers parade the streets.21:51 BST - Scotland Yard has named the 26-year-old man who died after beingfound shot in a car during riots in Croydon as Trevor Ellis, of Brixton Hill.19:36 BST - Tariq Jahan, whose 21-year-old son, Haroon, died after he was run overby a car in Birmingham, has called for people not to resort to vigilantism againstrioters and asked his community to stand united".18:19 BST: - Greater Manchester Polices twitter feed confirms that two men havebeen sentenced to 10 weeks and 16 weeks over rioting.17:59 BST: - In London, the number of people arrested in connection with violence,disorder and looting rises to 805, with 251 charged, Scotland Yard says.16:31 BST - The Association of Chief Police Officers - which is co-ordinating thetransfer of police officers, dogs, horses and other riot equipment - says six forceshave requested assistance tonight. They are: Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire,Greater Manchester Police, Metropolitan Police, Nottinghamshire and West Midlands.Fifty-one forces across the UK are helping supply the extra officers and equipment.14:44 BST - Scotlands First Minister, Alex Salmond, says 250 police officers havebeen dispatched from Scotland to the Midlands and the north of England to helpcombat the rioting.13:43 BST - Ministry of Justice statement says there are enough prison places for allthose sentenced to custody. The Met Police release a second tranches of images of
  7. 7. people they would like to speak to about the recent disorder. Greater ManchesterPolice release a batch of CCTV images of suspects wanted in connection with therioting and looting.11:15 BST - Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement from Downing Street,paying tribute to police and the emergency services. He warns that more people willbe arrested and charged. He said: "We will not allow a culture of fear to exist onour streets." Mr Cameron also said there were contingency plans for water cannonto be used at 24 hours notice.09:13 BST - A 21-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at the Houseof Reeves furniture store in Croydon - destroyed during Monday nights rioting inLondon.05:37 BST - A murder investigation is launched in Birmingham after two men arekilled and one critically injured in a hit and run incident. The third man later died inhospital. It is not known if the deaths were linked to the rioting.04:00 BST - Avon and Somerset Police say four people have been arrested followingdisorder in Bristol city centre.00:24 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 685 arrests have been made in connectionwith the riots across London. Of these, 111 people have been charged - 69 withburglary. Greater Manchester Police say they made 47 arrests, Merseyside Police 35arrests and West Midlands police 87 arrests on Tuesday night following trouble inBirmingham, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.Thursday 11 August21:50 BST - Metropolitan Police now say 1,009 people have been arrested inconnection with the riots - and 464 have been charged so far.20:04 BST - The debate concludes and the Commons adjourns. It will re-convenenext month.19:48 BST - Concluding for the government, Education Secretary Michael Gove saysa "culture of rootless hedonism" has taken root in some parts of society but the lastweek has shown the "worst and best of our country".19:38 BST - Summing up for Labour in the Commons, shadow education secretaryAndy Burnham says Parliament has spoken for the "majority" in the country incondemning the violence of the last few days.18:09 BST - Scotland Yard says it has arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion ofrobbery, in connection with the attack on Malaysian student AsyrafHaziq. WestMidlands Police says it has arrested three men over the deaths of three people in theWinson Green area of Birmingham. A 32-year-old man arrested earlier over the caseis released on bail.
  8. 8. 17:02 BST - MPs are continuing their debate in the Commons - it has now beenextended until 20:00 to ensure everyone gets their say.11:55 BST - Labour leader Ed Miliband calls for an inquiry to look at the deepercauses of the "wanton vandalism and looting". He says the riots have been a "starkreminder" of the need for police on the streets and he calls on the government torethink cuts in police spending.11:30 BST - Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to MPs in which headmits there are questions to be answered over the shooting of Mark Duggan inTottenham last week. He calls the rioting "criminality, pure and simple" and saysthe courts will continue sitting for as long as necessary to deal with the extra cases.He says police will be given powers to force people to remove masks and scarvescovering their faces where there are reasonable grounds to believe they are planningcriminal activity. Mr Cameron also announces a £10m recovery scheme to makeareas safe and clean again.11:15 BST - The Premier League match between Tottenham and Everton at WhiteHart Lane, scheduled for this weekend has been postponed, amid fears of furtherunrest.10:57 BST - Housing minister Grant Shapps says 100 families have been madehomeless following the disturbances. He says he is looking at measures to preventrioters from being given social housing.10:00 BST - MPs have been recalled from their summer break for an emergencydebate on the riots.06:27 BST - The Metropolitan Police say the total number of arrests in London is now888 in connection with the rioting and looting - and of those, 371 have been charged.London and other cities affected by the recent rioting have remained largely calmovernight.01:50 BST - A candle-lit vigil held in Birmingham at the spot where three men werekilled on Wednesday night when they were hit by a car passes off peacefully. About250 people took part. Police have been given more time to question a 32-year-oldman on suspicion of murdeFriday 12 August00:22 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 1,103 people have now been arrested inconnection with the riots and 654 people have been charged.Greater Manchester Police said they had so far made 147 arrests and more than 70people had already gone through the courts. Merseyside Police said they had made77 arrests and charged 45 people. West Midlands Police said 445 people had beenarrested and Nottinghamshire Police said they had arrested 109 people and charged69.The night passes off peacefully - with officers still on the streets in large numbers.