Second night of riots in Notts


FIVE Notts police stations were attacked by home-made firebombs and around 20 people took to the roof of a school in a second successive night of riots.

Between 6pm yesterday (Tuesday) and 5am, Notts Police received and responded to more than 1,000 incidents.

A total of 84 people have already been arrested and the force expect that number to exceed 100 by lunchtime today.

The majority were arrested for acts of arson and criminal damage.

Stations Canning Circus, The Meadows, Oxclose, Bulwell and St Ann’s were all subject to ‘minor, external’ damage.

A police car parked outside The Meadows Police Station was set alight.

It is believed 20 people took to the roof of Nottingham High School at around 10pm and ten have been arrested in this incident alone.

Cars were set alight, in both residential and commercial premises. Windows of people’s houses were broken, and further attempts were made – but foiled - to break into shops including off-licences.

And one youth was also arrested armed with three home-made incendiary devices.

Three police officers received minor injuries in arresting three men just after midnight but remained on duty to tackle other youths and support colleagues.

Hundreds of officers, supported Specials, PCSOs and Community Protection Officers, worked through the night to contain the violence and arrest those responsible.

They were supported by Notts Fire and Rescue who were called to 190 incidents.

Police said one of the positive highlights of the evening was the ‘impeccably behaved’ crowd of 23,000 spectators at the Carling Cup football match between Nottingham Forest and Notts County.

Not a single incident occurred before, during or after the game off the pitch.

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