UK Rioting

Why We Can Expect More Riots This Summer

Polly Courtney | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Polly Courtney

The riots were the result of a tangled web of causes, inextricably linked and combining in such a way to create a 'perfect storm' on 6 August 2011. In order to assess whether more riots are on the cards, we need to look at these causes in turn and for each cause, ask ourselves this: Have things improved since 2011? Have we tackled the underlying problem?

Second Night Of Rioting In North Belfast

PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

Trouble flared again on Saturday night in north Belfast in the same area that witnessed serious disorder on Friday. Bottles and other missiles were...

Cairo Clashes After 21 Football Rioters Sentenced To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK

An Egyptian court has ratified death sentences handed to 21 football fans following riots which killed 74 people last February, sparking protests in C...

Port Said Violence Kills 22 After Rioters Sentenced To Hanging

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK

At least 22 Egyptians have been killed in the city of Port Said on Saturday. Riots were sparked after a judge handed down death sentences to 21 footba...

Calming the Riots

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK
Jamie Bartlett

The riots taking place in many Muslim majority countries are contributing to a growing polarisation between 'the West' and Islam. Three factors mean this will only get worse - and remedy is needed.

A Tale of Two Augusts

Anne Longfield | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK
Anne Longfield

As we celebrate the shining achievements of so many British athletes in London 2012, the disorders of last August seem a nightmarish memory. How is it possible that two such different Augusts, two such opposing images of modern Britain, could be separated by only twelve months?

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

Six Guilty Of Police Station Firebombing During Riots

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Six people have been found guilty of firebombing a Nottingham police station during the 2011 summer's riots. A jury at Nottingham Crown Court convi...

LOOK: Riots Fire's Path Of Destruction Revealed In Brutal Police Images

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Gordon Thompson, the arsonist behind the fire at the Reeves store in Croydon during the London riots, has been sentenced to 11 and a half years ...

London Riots Arsonist Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Gordon Thompson, the arsonist behind the fire at the Reeves store in Croydon during the London riots, has been sentenced to 11 and a half years in pri...

House Of Reeves Arsonist To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A looter who started a massive fire that destroyed a 140-year-old furniture shop during last summer's riots is due to be sentenced on Wednesday. Th...

UK Riots: Metropolitan Police Release Images Of 66 People Convicted Since August

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

More than 60 people convicted for committing offences during the London riots have had their details and photos released by police. Scotland Yard p...

Manchester Could Have Been Spared Rioting, Police Say

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Manchester could have been spared the August riots if police in London had acted sooner, according to the city's chief constable. Greater Mancheste...

UK Riots Offered 'A Day Like No Other' For Young Thrill-Seekers, Report Claims

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The riots which swept across England this summer offered young people "a day like no other", a chance to get "free stuff" and a golden opportunity to ...

New Met Chief Gives Evidence On Riots Alongside 'US Supercop'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Politics

Bernard Hogan-Howe, the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has said he is "open minded" about transferring responsibility for counter-terror...

Scotland Yard: Almost 3,000 People Arrested Following London Riots

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Almost 3,000 people suspected of offences in London during the August riots have been arrested, according to new figures. One of the Metropolitan P...

Riot Sentences Longer Than Average, Data Analysis Shows

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK

Sentences for theft and handling stolen goods cases connected to last month's riots were higher than average, it has emerged. The average sentence ...

Rioter, 11, Sentenced For Stealing Bin And Arson

PA | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- An 11-year-old has been given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order for stealing a bin during the recent riots. The boy from ...

Social Networks To Meet Home Secretary To Discuss Riot Response

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry executives are to meet the Home Secretary to discuss whether their users should be blocked when ...

Met Denies It Gave Orders To Keep Riot Suspects Behind Bars

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scotland Yard has denied claims that officers were ordered to keep every riot suspect behind bars. The force also refuted repo...

Survey Counts Cost Of UK Riots For Retailers

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Retailers lost thousands of hours of trading because of this month's riots in cities across England, a survey has shown. Firms...

Man Cleared Of Starting Clothes Shop Fire During Manchester Riots

PA | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man who spent nine days in custody charged with setting fire to a clothes store during rioting has been cleared of any wrongdoi...

Watch: Rioters Fire Shots At Police In Dramatic New Footage

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK

West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage of gunmen firing at police officers during the widespread disturbances in Birmingham two weeks ago. ...

Cameron Urges Courts To Issue More Tough Sentences

Huffington Post UK | Michel Rundle and Dina Rickman | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has encouraged judges to continue giving tough sentences for people convicted of rioting offences, even as a backlash against the 'zero ...

Lib Dems Criticise Riot Sentences Say As Facebook Pair Get Four Years In Jail

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman and Michael Rundle | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrats and justice groups have questioned some of the tough sentences handed down to riot offenders after two men were jailed for four year...