London riots: one year on

A year after riots took hold of London many people still feel that lessons have yet to be learnt.

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Two men wanted over riots

Picture from CCTV footage released by police
Picture from CCTV footage released by police

Police in Hackney are appealing for the help of the public to help find two men over burglaries committed during last summer's riots.

The images are from CCTV footage filmed during the chaos in various parts of Hackney, on August 8, 2011.

£20,000 reward over riot gun murder

Detectives investigating the death of a father-of-four who was murdered during last year's riots have offered a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

Trevor Ellis was shot in the head following a car chase as looters ran riot through the streets of Croydon, south London, in August last year.

It came after the 26-year-old and his friends became embroiled in a disagreement with a group of around nine people involved in the disorder.


London riots: a year on

As Londoners enjoy a sense of pride over hosting a successful Olympics, it's easy to forget that this time last summer the city was showing a different face to the world.

It's exactly a year since rioting broke out in Tottenham, before spreading to other areas of the capital.

Ria Chatterjee reports

Boris Johnson: "Olympics sends a timely message"

Boris Johnson says the Olympics could not have come at a better time Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The message about "effort and achievement" of the London 2012 Olympic Games is a timely one for post-credit crunch Britain, one year since the riots, the Mayor of London said today.

Boris Johnson said the disorder which spread across English cities last August revealed "a deep social problem" which required "lots of different solutions".

Mr Johnson said common sense economic regeneration solutions needed to be applied, with investment in those areas affected by the riots, including Tottenham and Croydon.

Sport and the Olympics, he argued, "play a role" in tackling the deep social problems, with sport building character, confidence, self esteem and the ability to understand how to lose.

London riots: one year on

Aftermath of the riots in Tottenham a year ago Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A year after riots took hold of London, many people still feel that lessons have yet to be learnt.

An LBC poll out today revealed 3 in every 4 Londoners think the Government hasn't dealt with the underlying problems that resulted in the widespread looting and vandalism last summer.


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