Metropolitan Police Statement following rumours on Social Media 11 Aug 13:48

Thursday 11th of August 2011

We are aware of rumours circulating on social networks which are untrue, unhelpful and intended to increase tension between communities. Those involved in the violent disorder and thefts over the past few days are not from any single race, religion or community group. This is unnecessary and we urge people to stop using recent events as an opportunity to cause unrest.
We are pleased to see that communities are coming together as one to reject the scenes of criminality we have seen over the past few days
The police and other authorities are tackling those involved and are taking firm action in order to prevent crime, protect communities and bring those involved before the courts.
Anyone with information should call our incident room on 020 8345 4142. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111