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Cllr Richard Wilson commenting on the recent violence in London

August 8, 2011 12:55 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

"The IPCC must go about their investigation into the shooting of Mark Duggan as quickly as possible, and keep the family and community informed. To counter the problems of rumour and misinformation that may have helped trigger the unrest and may continue to do so, the council and police must continue to talk to community leaders and release as much information as they can. But we must all recognise a proper investigation takes time, and be patient to find out the full details of what happened in this shocking incident.

"Anyone who cares about Tottenham and its residents will be very upset to see such wanton destruction and violence in their community. It must have been a terrifying night for those living above shops and others accidentally caught up in the mayhem.

"There is no possible justification for violence, arson and looting. Tottenham has a great many problems and challenges, none of which will be helped by these actions."

"The looting and destruction will leave a scar on this area for many years, and risks setting back Tottenham's regeneration decades. The vast majority of Tottenham residents will rightly be very angry about the
damage done to the community they love.

"The police and authorities must do all they can to bring those guilty of such terrifying violence and destruction to justice. The Council needs to do all it can to help Tottenham's shops and businesses recover from this terrible damage."

"On behalf of the residents of Haringey, I would like to thank all the fire fighters and police officers who worked so hard to try to keep people safe, and express our sympathy to those officers who have been injured."