Riots spread to third UK city

Updated: 2011-08-09 09:58


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LONDON - Riots spread to a third British city on Monday night, with Liverpool the latest place to report looting and violence following outbreaks across London and in central Birmingham.

Riots spread to third UK city

Fire destroys a Sony warehouse in Enfield in north London August 9, 2011. Rioting and looting spread across and beyond London on Monday as hooded youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain's worst unrest in decades. [Photo/Agencies]

Liverpool police said a small number of vehicles were set on fire and reported some criminal damage.

The riots first erupted in London on Saturday night and were followed by a few pockets on violence on Sunday, but flared up and spread on Monday night when groups of hooded youths looted shops and started fires in neighbourhoods across London, and in central Birmingham.

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