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London riots: Met Police launch major investigation

  • 8-8-2011

The Metropolitan Police has launched a "major investigation" into the riot in Tottenham which saw attacks on people, fires and looting.

Officers on the inquiry, codenamed Operation Withern, will interview witnesses and review hours of CCTV footage in a bid to identify rioters.

Fifty-five people arrested during the disorder are being questioned.

Clashes have broken out in Enfield, north London, where shop windows have been smashed and a police car damaged.

Riot police were deployed to the area, and the Met Police said "several arrests" had been made after shops were vandalised.

Shops in Enfield Town and the A10 retail park were vandalised and looted from about 18:00 BST and there were reports of two vehicles being set on fire.

Conservative MP for Enfield North, Nick de Bois said police had been targeted.

He said: "We saw an attack on a police vehicle. I saw it from a distance and that seemed to set things off to a new level.

"I think the police have been doing a fantastic job trying to contain things."

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