CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU SHOCKED BY THE RIOTS ON THE STREETS OF LONDON AND ARE THEY A SIGN OF MORE TO COME?

GARY EADES | ACE INSURANCE
“Yes. I'm not sure whether people are using the riot as a reaction to economic problems and an opportunity to loot, or if it is really to do with conflict between residents and police as a result of the shooting. Police need to nip it in the bud – the economy is struggling without this.”

CHARLIE RADCLIFFE | SIMMONS & SIMMONS
“Yes I am very shocked. I think the riots which were prompted by the shooting have escalated because of a cyclical build up of frustration leading to extreme conflict. But personally I do not think it is a sign of more to come.”

JOHN SELDON | R K HARRISON
“I am shocked by the scale of the rioting. I think the police took too soft an approach on the first night, but later they dealt with it better. It's clearly having an effect on everything, I'm even hearing talk about possibly cancelling the Tottenham football game.”

* These views are those of the individuals above and not necessarily those of their company.