Timeline of riots

2011-08-13 15:08

Thursday, August 4
» Mark Duggan (29) is shot dead in ­Tottenham by police investigating gun crime. The Independent Police Complaints Commission opens an inquiry.

Saturday, August 6
» About 300 people gather outside ­Tottenham police station in a peaceful ­protest. Violence erupts as bottles are thrown at police and a car is set alight.

» According to locals, the violence was sparked by an argument between a police officer and a protester. A bus and several shops are set alight.

Sunday, August 7

» The violence spreads to Anfield. ­Rioters injure three police officers who ­intervene in an altercation in Brixton.
Monday, August 8

» More than 100 people are arrested overnight while nine police officers are injured. Violence spreads to Croydon, Hackney, Barnet, Fulham and Clapham.

» A 26-year-old man is found dead in a car with bullet wounds to the head. ­Police say the man was involved in a car chase and shot after an altercation.

» Richard Mannington Bowes from Ealing suffers head injuries after remonstrating with teenagers setting fire to ­industrial bins. He later dies.

» Monika Konczyk jumps from a first-floor window into the arms of a police officer after her flat was set alight. She had moved to London only a few months ago.

Tuesday, August 9

» Prime Minister David Cameron returns early from his holiday in Italy. He addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street and says that 16 000 police officers will be deployed on the streets of London that night.

» A 20-year-old Malaysian student is beaten and robbed by looters in Barking.

» About 563 people have been arrested since the start of the rioting.

Wednesday, August 10
» Shop owners and concerned citizens form groups to prevent looting. Police claim vigilantes are hampering their ­efforts to stop the rioters.

» Cameron announces that plastic bullets are available for use by the police.

» Three men are killed in a hit-and-run incident. Tariq Jahan, the father of one of the victims, calls for calm, not revenge.

Thursday, August 11
» British MPs recalled from summer break as an emergency debate takes place.
Friday, August 12

» Arrests hit more than 1 000 and about 600 are charged for looting and rioting.

» Five people have died since the riots began.

» Cameron criticises the police’s response to the riots. Senior police chief Sir Hugh Orde responds by saying politicians were “irrelevant” during the crisis.

Compiled from various news sources by: Muhammad Noormahomed 

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