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British riots spread on third night of violence

Hooded youths set more buildings and cars ablaze, smash shop windows and hurl stones at police

British riots spread on third night of violence
A police officer in riot gear stands near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
A large fire breaks out in shops and residential properties in Croydon on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting and clashes with police continue for a third day in parts of the capital after the killing of the 29-year-old father of four Mark Duggan by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
It has been announced that the prime minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Riot police walk along Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Rioters organise the construction of barricades in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England(Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
A rioter throws a rock at riot police in Clarence Road. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4 (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
A riot police officer attempts to break down the door of a house next to a burning car as he is targeted by rioters after local residents claimed a baby was still in the property in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
A jewellery store, with it's display items removed for security is seen in the city centre of Birmingham, central England, on August 8, 2011 during a night of unrest (AFP/Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
A mobile phone store window is seen smashed in the city centre of Birmingham, central England, on August 8, 2011. Violence spread across London for a third day on Monday with riot police tackling youths setting fire to properties and looting shops (AFP/Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
View of a smashed mobile phone store in the city centre of Birmingham (AFP/Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Sporadic looting and clashes with police continue for a third day in parts of the capital after the killing of the 29 year-old father of four Mark Duggan by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4 (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Police stand guard outside a looted Currys Store on Clapham High Street on August 8, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
People take photos of damage caused by looters in a pawn shop on Clapham High Street on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Rioting and looting spread across London on Monday as hooded youths set buildings and cars ablaze, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain's worst unrest in decades (Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
Prime minister David Cameron cut short his holiday to fly home to tackle the violence, which appeared to be led by youths alienated by years of underemployment which left them feeling marginalized even before the economic downturn(Getty Images)
British riots spread on third night of violence
By Monday, the violence had spread to parts of the south of the city, including Clapham Junction, one of London's busiest railway junctions, Woolwich in the capital's southeast and the Ealing area of west London (Getty Images)