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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Latest on the rioting in London: Audio Included

According to our sources, police are currently investigating a "non-fatal" shooting at the scene of the Croydon disturbances

No more details on that at the moment

In Croydon a number of buildings have been set alight, including Reeves furniture shop, which was founded five generations ago.

On twitter the London Fire Brigade say they expect to be on the scene all night.

There are 50 fire fighters at the scene and 10 fire engines.

It's believed the blaze spread to nearby buildings.

Earlier it's been reported that groups of youths wearing hoods and masks entered the store, stealing furniture before returning and setting fire to it.

Also in Croydon, firefighters are tackling a blaze of a four storey building on Derby Road.

Earlier tonight a bus was set on fire in Church Street.

Meanwhile in Clapham, there's been similar destructive scenes with looting and violence.

These two eye witnesses described what happened:



Reporter Mark Stone in Clapham says the police are under real pressure.



We are looking into reported disturbances in Ealing and also elsewhere across South West London.
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