Police across England had a relatively peaceful night on Thursday, with no return of the widespread violence, arson and looting. More than 1,500 arrests have been made across the country since unrest began on Saturday night.
Speaking during the emergency recall of Parliament, British Prime Minister David Cameron said a range of options are being looked at in order to bring the rioters to justice and avoid any repetition: “We are making technology work for us by capturing the images of the perpetrators on CCTV, so even if they haven’t been arrested yet, their faces are known and they will not escape the law. We are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminal acts.”
Cameron also said the violence had nothing to do with government spending cuts, instead blaming street gangs and opportunistic looters.
The chaos has now claimed its fourth victim as a 68 year old man attacked in Ealing, west London, on Monday night has died in hospital.