Forget it brother, you can go it alone
Not a happy scene:
00.20 Twitter reports: A Wetherspoons in Lee has been targetted in a “mass mugging.” Police were rung but did not pick up.
00.01 Police have called in air support from Sussex and Surrey. Shops are burning in Clapham and Notting Hill. Cars have been torched in Fulham Broadway. The Ledbury Michelin-star restaurant in Notting Hill was raided and the diners mugged. There are reports on Twitter of people carrying machetes in Notting Hill and Balham.And this:
A baby clothes shop owner whose store was looted and then set on fire tearfully spoke of her anger and sadness at the “mindless” riots.These events are taking place in areas like Ealing and Notting Hill. The looters are not necessarily poor. There's a picture at the second link of a guy wearing an expensive Adidas track suit with matching shoes. It's not what you expect to see in West London.
Liz Pilgrim, who runs Baby e, a boutique shop in Ealing, West London, near the famous studios, said she raced to the store when she was told it had been attacked by youths.
She found it on fire, with her stock strewn across the streets, railings and even hanging on nearby trees on the green opposite.
Ms Pilgrim, who opened the shop seven years ago, said it was just “mindless violence” and had left her heartbroken. “I am just absolutely devastated,” she said.