Shops looted Oxford street
Look, there’s a wild night out in London and then there’s what happened Friday 12 August. Hoards of people took to Oxford Street this past Friday, looting shops, jumping on a Ferrari, and assaulting police.
Central London was a scene of chaos on Friday evening as crowds of youths ran riot through the busy Oxford Circus area looting shops, fighting, jumping on luxury cars, and assaulting police officers. Met Police have confirmed that several people have been arrested as a result of the disorder which they were called to just before 6pm on August 12.
Police later confirmed that several groups were going around shops stealing a number of different items. Police could also be seen trying to tame the crowd, with several police vans visible in the area and a helicopter overhead as at least one youth was arrested in the street by officers while the crowd watched on.
“Officers responded. Several pockets of youths are reported to have entered a number of shops and stolen various items. Several arrests have been made for theft and assault on police. Police continue work to disperse them. A Section 60 and Section 35 Dispersal Order are in place. The National Police Air Service provided assistance.”
Clips showed crowds of people descending on Oxford Street, some rushing into stores to steal candy and fizzy drinks, which aren’t really worth being arrested for but that’s a separate issue.
Others were caught up amongst the crowd, with luxury cars trying to move through central London only to be stopped by the hoards of people gathered.
And the infamous American candy shops were among those hardest hit, with one clip showing a shop closing its shutters and trying to get stock left on the street back into the store.