UK sees second night of looters as riot breaks out in Brixton - London
Looting and rioting broke out in Brixton a day after Tottenham riots. Approximately 200 rioters and looters broke into shops including an independent electronics store, a jewellers and various clothing retail outlets. 8th August 2011
Looting and rioting breaks out in Brixton, South London, the day after similar riots in North London.
Around 200 rioters and looters broke in to branches of KFC, Footlocker, H&M, and MacDonald's, as well as an independent electronics store, a jewellers, and the local cinema. Fires were also started off from the main high street.
Police were out numbered when the rioting broke out, but were later reinforced. The looters were forced towards Lambeth Town hall and away from the high street. According to later reports from the police, as many as 300 rioters were still amassed and attempting to break in to a large Curry's outlet.
Public transport was disrupted and commuters were faced with severe delays upon their return home. Police were still present in large numbers as late as 5 am, but the streets had become safe enough at this point for people to return to their homes.