Manchester rioters set store ablaze
Rioters have set fire to a Miss Selfridge shop on Market Street in Manchester city centre.
Hundreds of youths ran down the street smashing the windows on another clothes store, while dozens tried to force the door of the Arndale shopping centre.
Hundreds of riot police had tried to move crowds who had gathered on Piccadilly Gardens, leading to running battles with youngsters wearing masks and hoods.
Greater Manchester Police said it had been "engaged" with dealing with outbreaks of minor disorder in Salford and Manchester city centre, involving "a small number of youths".
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney said: "A handful of shops have been attacked by groups of youths who have congregated and seem intent on committing disorder.
"As we have said, we will not allow such mindless criminal damage and wanton violence to go unpunished and we will arrest and prosecute anyone found to be involved in looting or acts of criminal damage."
Around 100 youths looted Foot Asylum in the Arndale Centre after two raiders smashed open the glass entrance with a large stone slab.
Once the glass was shattered, youngsters rushed in and carried out clothing and shoes. They dispersed towards Deansgate when a police van arrived at the scene and a lone officer in riot gear stepped out.
Meanwhile, West Midlands Police said it was continuing to deal with some instances of disorder across the region and had made three arrests in Birmingham.
A force spokesman said: "Police in Birmingham are managing a large group of people causing disorder in several areas within the city centre."