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Police riot response 'fuelled disorder'

A lack of confidence in the police response to the initial riots in London in August led to further disturbances across England, a report has concluded.

The Riots, Communities and Victims Panel found it had "encouraged people to test reactions in other areas".

The panel found there was no single cause of the riots but said it was shocked at the "collective pessimism" among the young people it spoke to.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 28 Nov 2011
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