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Monday 4 May 2015

Nick Clegg rejects coalition riots rift with police claims

A Miss Selfridge shop on fire in Market Street in Manchester city centre
A Miss Selfridge shop on fire in Market Street in Manchester city centre
Police restrain a man in Manchester after trouble in the city centre
Looters run from an electronics store near New St Station, Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police walk past a burning car during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 09: Labour leader Ed Miliband (C) and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman (centre L) speak with Stafford Blake (right)speaks with Stafford Blake (R) 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: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Acting Borough Commander Superintendent Jo Oakley (C) 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 fire officer 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)
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, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police secure streets in Canning town following disturbances on August 9, 2011 in London, England. Widespread looting, arson and clashes with police continued for a third day in parts of the capital, as well as in Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and other cities, as fears grow that it will carry into a fourth night. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police walk past a burning car during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: People take photographs of a burning car during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Youths react during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police disperse youths during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police disperse youths during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Youths react during riots in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police gather to deal with rioters in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Police disperse rioters in Birmingham City Centre on August 8, 2011 in Birmingham, England. After three nights of rioting and looting in and around London, the chaos is starting to spread to other cities around Britain. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CROYDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A fire officer walks by the burnt remains of Reeves Corner furniture store 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)
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)
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)
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 property on fire near Reeves Corner, Croydon, as rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again
A masked youth pulls a burning garbage bin set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
A fire-fighter walks past a burning property near Reeves Corner, Croydon, as rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again
A property on fire near Reeves Corner, Croydon, as rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 8, 2011. See PA story POLICE Shooting. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Police close to a fire near Reeves Corner, Croydon, as rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A riot police officer directs his colleagues to clear people away from a burning car in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A police officer in riot gear stands near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Riot police walk along Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Local residents flee Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Rioters organise the construction of barricades in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: In this video screen grab youths are seen on the street in Peckham on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: In this video screen grab youths are seen on the street in Peckham on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: In this video screen grab youths are seen on the street throwing fireworks in Peckham on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: In this video screen grab a cyclist rides past youths in the street in Peckham on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Rioters set fire to barricades they constructed in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Rioters set fire to barricades they constructed in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Rioters set fire to barricades they constructed in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A rioter throws a rock at riot police in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: 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, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Local residents and rioters look towards the police line from behind a burnt out car in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Local residents flee Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Rioters set fire to barricades they constructed in Goulton Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Police officers in riot gear stand near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A police officer with a dog walks past residents during disturbances in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A police officer in riot gear stands near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: A resident films a police officer on his mobile phone during disturbances in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Police in riot gear stand near a burning car as it explodes in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Police officers in riot gear stand near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. 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. 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. 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Deputy PM Nick Clegg and Tottenham MP David Lammy meet a local resident in Tottenham following two nights of rioting in the area

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has denied rumours of a rift between the Government and police over handling of the riots in England.

Mr Clegg was visiting Manchester, where more than 100 premises in the city and nearby Salford were damaged and looted during disturbances on Tuesday night.

The Deputy Prime Minister visited Olive Delicatessen in Whitworth Street, a family-run cafe and deli.

He said: "There is no rift between the police and the Government, we fully support the police 100%.

"They have done a brilliant job in really difficult circumstances.

"The police themselves have said they want to review what happened and look at tactics and learn lessons."

Yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron played down tensions after senior officers hit back at criticism of their response to the crisis.

Mr Clegg added: "These were very fast events, they were unpredictable and they were unpredicted.

"But nobody is sitting there as an armchair general trying to second-guess tactical decisions which the police have to take in very difficult circumstances."

Mr Clegg met Tuesday Steel, who runs Olive Delicatessen with her children, Victoria and James.

Rioters smashed their way into the shop on Tuesday night, causing thousands of pounds of damage by breaking doors, windows and glass panels.

The thieves stole a laptop and a stock-take is continuing to establish how much was lost to the looters that night.

Victoria Steel, 25, told Mr Clegg she was at home that night but rushed into town when she saw a picture on Twitter of riot police leaving the Olive premises after it was attacked.

On arrival she confronted a thief who was brazenly standing behind the counter searching for loot.

She said: "We had shut early on the advice of the police but I didn't think that we would be targeted.

"I was watching the news at home and thinking it was a sad state of affairs but Twitter was the first time we saw that anything had happened to the deli.

"Somebody had taken a picture of the riot police leaving and I thought 'I've got to go down, I'm not going to sit around and wait until tomorrow to find out what damage has been done'.

"This business means a lot to me, it means a lot to the community here and it matters to us all.

"It's my family's livelihood.

"I came into the shop, my friend was with me because she didn't want me to be alone.

"There were thugs, gangs on the park, and I went straight into the shop and found a guy in there.

"He was behind the counter, looking for money or anything to steal.

"I screamed at him to get out, which he did, and yesterday saw his picture in the Manchester Evening News on a line-up of people that had been caught and he's been remanded."

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