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Croydon riots and looting

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Kid_Eternity, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    According to the Merlin Emmanuel (nephew of Smiley Culture):

     
  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  3. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Bums, I thought I could hear more sirens than usual.
    I hope they have closed JD sports and Greggs.
     
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    People locked in west croydon station according to Twitter
     
  5. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I bet they wish they had gone to poshy posh East Croydon.
     
  6. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

  7. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    it says there are riots in Birmingham as well on that link ?

    (edit- yes. theres a thread on brum now)
     
  8. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Kids are apparently trying to steal cars as they drive past the sumner road / london road route.

    Crazy, I was just there yesterday.
     
  9. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Streets around west croydon are in lockdown. Full on riot police. Trams stopped buses stopped west croydon station closed.
     
  10. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Twitter got a picture of some lads who've looted some big bags of rice, they didn't do so well
     
  11. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Just said on the BBC that they shut the whole of Croydon down around 3pm or something.
    Wowzers, I was off to sainsburys (by west croydon) but my daughter said she wanted to go in the other direction so we went to Addiscombe village Co-op instead.
     
  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    They are looting Argos now.
    Thank god Primark is in the currently protected area.
     
  13. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Argos got looted and some jewellers

    I think you made a good choice there!
     
  14. perplexis

    perplexis A change of scene, a change of style....

    I guess it'd be too much to hope that Lunar House is both empty of staff and dazzlingly ablaze.
    And that someone's designed a pretty replacement?
     
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  15. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    IKEA's apparently guarded by ex Gurkha's so can expect any looting attempt there to be over very very quickly:D
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Damn! Hope no looters know that :D
     
  17. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh I didn't mean I was looting argos. I meant "they" are looting argos.
     
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Yeah right :D
     
  19. perplexis

    perplexis A change of scene, a change of style....

    I don't know how easy it'd be to loot Ikea... mostof that shit's pretty hefty. You're gonna need a big trolley, and then you'll probably have to go back 3 hours later because there are screws missing. It's just going to be a royal pain the arse!
     
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  20. likesfish

    likesfish chanelling mike from spaced

    dime bars meatballs would be quite nice.
    watching the whole hideous edifice burn surrounded by happy couples would be a site to see:)
    sort of like a diy version of v for vendetta

    not a fan of ikea
     
  21. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    i meant in your supermarket choice!
     
  22. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh right. Well I like the Co-op better anyway. There was just something that I wanted to pick up from sainsburys.
    I probably won't attempt to go to the market tomorrow then.
     
  23. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Aw man, now they have set fire to a double decker bus at reeves corner.
    Arseholes.
     
  24. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  25. perplexis

    perplexis A change of scene, a change of style....

    That kind of violence would be far from senseless....
    Watching the horrible edifice come clattering down along with its smugly named boxes, while the garish blue and yellow of the logo melts into a lurid puddle of dirty green plastic. There's a fantasy I can get behind.
     
  26. TopCat

    TopCat Sitting on your head & farting when you have a nap

    Just got back for my tea. Police very thinly stretched. Utilising CPSO staff, Croydon Council Enforcement Officers, Plain clothes wearing ill fitting high viz as well as desk jockey cops press ganged in. They are all trying to protect the Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres at all costs.
     
  27. Stoat Boy

    Stoat Boy Banned Banned

    Well something is burning in Croydon. Looks very nasty.
     
  28. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh shit I can see the smoke. It looks like it's everywhere.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    That smoke's not coming from the taller buildings is it? :eek:
     
  30. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    its on Sky, its various buildings in different bits. some near West Croydon on London Road and some at the back of Tiger Tiger
     

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