London: More unrest comes after Tottenham riots as violence hits Enfield Town

LONDON: More violence erupted tonight in Enfield Town – just a day after riots in Tottenham.

A crowd of about 200 people clashed with police outside the train station this evening. A police van was attacked and damaged.

Groups of looters broke into entertainment store HMV in Enfield Town’s main shopping street to steal stock, according to reports.

The unrest is on a much smaller scale than the scenes which blighted Tottenham, last night.

Scotland Yard said it had an operation in place across the capital tonight, with “ high visibility” patrols being carried out.

Additional officers will be stationed in Tottenham throughout the night.

Community leaders from the area came to New Scotland Yard today to give their feedback on policing operations.

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Met Commander Christine Jones said: “We do have extra resources out tonight on duty across the capital. We are carefully monitoring any intelligence and ensuring we have our resources in the right places. No one wants to see a repeat of the scenes that we witnessed last night in Tottenham.

“Our investigation team is continuing its work and those people responsible for the violence, disorder and crime we saw last night will be identified. Anyone else who thinks they can use the events from last night as an excuse to commit crime will be met by a robust response from us.”

Ben MacDonald, who lives in Tottenham, said as he dropped a friend in Enfield earlier today he saw that the HMV and T Mobile shops had been vandalised by a group of teenagers.

He said: “A police car turned up trying to deter them, but instead they turned on the police car, jumped on the roof and absolutely trashed it.”

Mr MacDonald, who lives near White Hart Lane football stadium, said he was shocked by the events in the High Road last night.

“I stayed in my flat, locked the door, and hoped my car would be OK,” he said.

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