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The Metropolitan Police has issued a statement in response to research carried out by the London School of Economics and The Guardian newspaper.
The following is a series of extracts.
Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation, has urged the government to take "urgent stock" of the results of a new study into the London riots.
He said that police would struggle to cope with further disorder if proposed austerity measures went ahead.
Police Officers say they fear a repeat of last summer's riots, according to a new study.
The research, carried out by the London School of Economics and the Guardian, also suggests that police don't have the resources to cope with such disorder.
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Police say they fear a repeat of last summer's riots - but that they won't have enough resources to cope with it - according to a new study.