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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09:  Labour leader Ed Miliband (L) speaks with Stafford Blake from Peckham while visiting the area where rioting took place during the night before on August 9, 2011 in Peckham, south east London, England. Sporadic outbreaks of rioting, looting and clashes with police continued for a third day in separate parts of the capital, which began in Tottenham following the killing of the 29 year-old father of four Mark Duggan by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4.  (Photo by Clive Gee - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Labour leader Ed Miliband (L) speaks with Stafford Blake from Peckham while visiting the area where rioting took place during the night before on August 9, 2011 in Peckham, south east London, England. Sporadic outbreaks of rioting, looting and clashes with police continued for a third day in separate parts of the capital, which began in Tottenham following the killing of the 29 year-old father of four Mark Duggan by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Clive Gee - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Labour leader Ed Miliband (C) and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman (R) speak with Blue Inc shop owner Joseph Sailsman (L), whose shop was damaged in an outbreak of rioting and looting in the area the night before, on August 9, 2011 in Peckham, south east London, England. Sporadic rioting, looting and clashes with police continued for a third day in separate parts of the capital, which began in Tottenham following the killing of the 29 year-old father of four Mark Duggan by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4. (Photo by Clive Gee - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Acting Borough Commander Superintendent Jo Oakley during a visit to Croydon to view the destruction from the previous night's violence on August 9, 2011 in London, England. The Prime Minister arrived back from his summer holiday today and in response to the riots recalled parliament to debate the situation on Thursday. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Acting Borough Commander Superintendent Jo Oakley during a visit to Croydon to view the destruction from the previous night's violence on August 9, 2011 in London, England. The Prime Minister arrived back from his summer holiday today and in response to the riots recalled parliament to debate the situation on Thursday. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Fire services attempt to put out the last of the flames following a huge fire at a Sony distribution building in Enfield, following rioting in the area, last night
A general view of fire services attempting to put out the last of the flames following a huge fire at a Sony distribution building in Enfield, following rioting in the area, last night. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 9, 2011. See PA story POLICE Shooting. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Smoke rises from a Sony distribution building in Enfield, following a huge fire after rioting in the area, last night
Smoke rises from a Sony distribution building in Enfield, following a huge fire after rioting in the area, last night
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A man returns to his home viewed through a broken window in a neighbouring flat in Hackney on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Emergency services have been cleaning up after a third night of rioting in and around London and other areas of England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
CROYDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Fire officers damp down smouldering buildings on London Road on August 9, 2011 in Croydon, England. Emergency services have been cleaning up after a third night of rioting in and around London and other areas of England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: The smashed windows of the H.Samuel jewellery store Ealing Broadway shopping centre following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: The smashed windows of the H.Samuel jewellery store Ealing Broadway shopping centre following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A traffic cone is embedded in the smashed windows of the Arcadia shopping centre on Ealing Broadway following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: The smashed windows of a Tesco supermarket in Haven Green following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A chair is left embedded in a restaurant window in Haven Green following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
LONDON,UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 9: Police and fire crew attend the scene of overnight rioting and looting near Clapham Junction, August 9, 2011 in London. The third night of unrest saw violence and criminality spread across the capital and to other cities, with premises looted and set on fire. (Photo by Hugh Pinney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A policeman stands guard outside Starbucks on St John's Road after last night's rioting at Clapham Junction on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Sporadic looting and clashes with police continued 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. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prime Minister David Cameron talks to an officer from the London Ambulance Service during a visit to the Metropolitan Police's Gold Command headquarters in Lambeth, south London, after cutting short his holiday to take charge of the Government's response to three days of rioting in the capital and elsewhere

A teenager has been detained by police in connection with a Facebook message allegedly inciting others to riot, following public unrest in several cities across the UK.

The 16-year-old was detained at 12.40pm today following an operation by Strathclyde Police in the south side of Glasgow.

The message, allegedly inciting others to commit acts of disorder, was posted on the social networking site, and is understood to have been reported to the police by concerned members of the public.

Police said there was no intelligence to suggest there is any trouble planned in the area, and officers will continue to monitor the situation.

Assistant Chief Constable Fiona Taylor, Strathclyde Police Operational Support, said: "This detention shows that we are monitoring the situation closely and we will take decisive action to prevent anyone inciting violence of any kind in Glasgow or anywhere else in the force area.

"Communities in London and other cities in England have been outraged at the disgraceful scenes of destruction and looting that they have witnessed and we are sure that communities here would be just as horrified to think that anyone was trying to incite similar acts of mindless criminality.

"Let there be no mistake, we are ready for any eventuality and will take any action necessary to prevent this kind of abhorrent behaviour.

"The action we took today should act as a strong warning to anyone who is thinking of causing trouble here."

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