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Theresa May statement on London riots

By Matthew Barrett
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May and Police The Home Secretary, Theresa May, returned to Britain from her holiday in Switzerland today, in response to the riots in Tottenham, Enfield, and across London. She told the BBC:

"Let me be absolutely clear: Those responsible for this violence and looting will be made to face the consequences of their actions. So far there have been at least 215 arrests and 27 people have been charged, but as the police take statements from witnesses, as they look at CCTV, more arrests will be made.

Since Saturday night Londoners have made clear there are no excuses for violence, and I would call on all members of local communities to work constructively with the police to help them bring these criminals to justice."

7.30pm Update: Theresa May also appeared on television this evening:

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