Category Archives: London riots 2011

Charlton’s night of looting: Confessions of a curtain-twitcher

Living on Woolwich Road has its ups and downs. The constant traffic is unfortunate, but there are many positives. One positive is being able to see the realities of human life through the partially drawn curtains of my home. On … Continue reading

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Charlton looting: Businessman’s daughter in court

From Telegraph.co.uk: Laura Johnson appears as far removed as is possible from the lawless “underclass” said to have been blighting Britain’s streets. The 19–year–old is a high–flying pupil who attended St Olave’s Grammar School – the fourth best performing state … Continue reading

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Charlton deals with the day after the looting

Most shops and businesses in Charlton had closed by the middle of Tuesday afternoon as fears grew of further riots across south-east London. In Charlton Village, all premises were closed except the Bugle Horn pub and the new Baguette sandwich … Continue reading

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Looters ransack Charlton retail parks

The grimmest night in south-east London I can remember. Seeing masked youths swarming around the alleyway to Asda and the Greenwich Shopping Park felt inevitable, seeing discarded clothing wrappers across Victoria Way wasn’t. Looters’ cars racing up Victoria Way rammed … Continue reading

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