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Patrick Mercer MP: 'Use water cannon if necessary'

Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring in other English cities.

An extra 1,700 police officers were deployed in London, where shops were looted and buildings were set alight.

Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also saw violence.

Conservative MP and former Army Colonel Patrick Mercer says police should consider the use of water cannon if necessary.

  • 09 Aug 2011