Opprøret i London som nå er i gang på tredje kvelden, ser ut til å ha spredd seg til Birmingham. Maskerte ungdomsgjenger knuser vinduer og stjeler fra butikker. Politiet har fra sen ettermiddag vært tilstede i sentrum.
Gangs of masked youths have gathered in Birmingham city centre and some shop windows have been smashed.
A McDonald’s restaurant, close to the city’s cathedral, has had a window broken and eye witnesses have reported more damage in the Colmore Row area.
A heavy police presence has also been seen in the city from late afternoon.
West Midlands Police said it was aware of some disorder in Birmingham city centre, including some vandalised shops and incidents of theft.
Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said several premises in the centre had been attacked, with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations.
Det ser ikke ut som om man ønsker at gjerningsmennene skal bli tatt på med silkehansker. De som blir pågrepet skal til retten så fort så mulig.
«Our communities have made it clear to us that they do not want this kind of violence in their city and we will continue to work with them to bring anybody who commits acts of crime or anti-social behaviour to justice as soon as possible.»