London streets left smouldering as riots continue

A SECOND night of violence hit London yesterday, as police clashed with rioters in Enfield and Edmonton, and officers assessed the damage following a night of arson attacks and looting in Tottenham.

Unrest broke out in the north of the capital late on Saturday after a peaceful vigil by friends of family of Mark Duggan – shot dead by police on 4 August – was hijacked by protestors who set fire to a double-decker bus and looted local shops.

Rioting continued into the night, with much of Tottenham High Road remaining closed yesterday as police launched an official investigation into the violence amid ongoing tension.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it had made 55 arrests following the disturbances on Saturday, with extra officers deployed and further arrests in Enfield last night after several shops fronts were smashed and their contents looted.

Firefighters and riot police worked through the night to extinguish arson attacks and disperse protestors from the area around Tottenham High Road, after rioting left some buildings almost completely destroyed.

Rioters in Tottenham set fire to a double decker London bus on Saturday night, as shop fronts were smashed and looted.