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The Hornsey High Street Riot That Should Have Warned The Police What Would Come Next

WHEN do you think this incident occurred, as told in the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal?

YOUTHS armed with glass bottles, bricks and stones turned a high street into warzone over the weekend as they fought a running battle with police. At one stage bottles and bricks rained down on riot police, who were armed with batons, shields and CS spray, as they tried to gain control of the situation in Hornsey High Street on Saturday night.

Witnesses described seeing the police hugely outnumbered, marching in formation towards the baying thugs down the High Street, using CS spray on those who refused to move. The disturbances ran from 10.30pm to 5am the next morning, yet only two people were arrested for violent disorder.

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Posted: 18th, August 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment