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Croydon riots: Call for victims to come forward

A former judge leading the inquiry into the riots in Croydon is calling on victims to get in contact with him.

The south London council has begun an independent review into last month's disorder, with William Barnett QC chairing the panel.

He asked for anyone affected or witnesses to get in touch, "no matter how small you feel the detail may be".

People can submit statements to the panel via letter, email or telephone until 10 October.

The panel also intends to hold a number of public hearings and will submit its findings to the national panel set up by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Mr Barnett said: "If you witnessed or were affected in any way by the disorder, please contact the panel and tell your story - no matter how small you feel the detail may be.

"It is important that we establish what happened in the run up to the disturbances, on the night itself and in the aftermath and whether there are any lessons to be learned."

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