London police arrest more than 100 after second night of riots
British police arrested more than 100 rioters after a second night of disturbances in a number of London districts which left at least nine police officers injured, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said Monday, dpa reported.
He said emergency services were deployed to respond to "copycat criminal activity" in many parts of the capital after a night of violence and looting in Tottenham, north London, on Saturday.
Officers responding to "sporadic disorder in a number of boroughs" had made more than 100 arrests and charged 16 people with offences in relation to the disorder.
The disturbances, the worst in London since the 1981 riots in Brixton, south London, were apparently sparked by the death of a 29-year-old man in Tottenham, in an exchange of fire with the police last week.
In the early hours of Monday, the riots also spread to Brixton, where shops were set ablaze, and there was sporadic violence at Oxfored Circus, in central London.