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Croydon riots and looting

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

  1. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Sadly, that may be the one thing that puts an end to all this fucking nonsense :( Sincerely hope it doesn't happen though.
     
  2. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Base for your face

    Bad articles says he.
    I don't blame him, sounds like he's had a horror of a night.

    That corner fire is insane and it's spreading
     
  3. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    its one of many fires in Croydon i've spotted on TV. At least two buildings in London Road and a few other fires.

    word from some friends locally is the crowd are heading south now
     
  4. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Lampost bending in the heat... jeez.
     
  5. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

    that fire is terrifying :eek: and it's spreading to a building across the street now
     
  6. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    ironically, Reeves Corner is across the road from the fire station too, and still no fire engines

    eta - i take that back can see fire brigade now
     
  7. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The massive fire at the furniture shop is now spreading. This is a disaster.
    Utter utter utter wankers.
     
  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Just out of curiosity, how fast did that fire take hold.
     
  9. TopCat

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

    Pundit on the BBC repeating a call for parents to ask where their kids are. I just got a call from my daughter wanting to know what I am up to!
     
  10. cybertect

    cybertect Now up West

    I've friends who've worked there. :(
     
  11. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    There was a fire engine there. What happened to that?
     
  12. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    It looks like it's turned into some kind of mini-firestorm what a fucking mess. I really hope they can get it under control asap :(
     
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    There's been a sole vehicle sitting there for a while, but I think that building's probably past help, or certainly past the help of one vehicle - maybe?

    Oh, I see hoses now
     
  14. TopCat

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

    Foam based furniture, even being supposedly sprayed with retardant it is massively flammable.
     
  15. miss.w

    miss.w Miscellaneous

    the fire was a flashover and the smoke storm was horrific. :(
     
  16. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    :D
     
  17. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh I can see it now. It's trying to put it out. Not having much luck.
     
  18. Teepee

    Teepee like livewire voodoo

    It's there. trying to put it out but it looks pretty ineffective. They might have to let it burn out and stop it spreading
     
  19. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Up yer bum

  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    People are going to die. Jesus wept.
     
  21. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Riots are one thing but this is fucking insane - and it's only just getting dark. A long scary night ahead for a lot of people.
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    That's what I was thinking. I know sofas etc. are treated, but if fire does take hold it can be fierce, but wondered how long it had taken bearing in mind that they have to be sprayed with retardant.

    Oh, David Cameron's decided to return home :rolleyes:
     
  23. perplexis

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

    FUUUUUUUUCK. Cameron's on his way back from Tuscany. Shit's only gonna get worse now :-(
     
  24. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I can't see smoke on the horizon anymore. I hope this is good news and not just a big low wind.
     
  25. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Base for your face

    One thing I do disapprove of is arson. It must be terrifying to live there tonight.
     
  26. TopCat

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

    Don't worry David Cameron is on his way back from his holidays and will host a Cobra meeting tommorow.
     
  27. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    Massive respect to all firemen and women doing their jobs. #cantpaythemenough
     
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  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    wow the Tram overhead cables look to be burning. that is mentally hot.
     
  29. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Fuck. Me. Those Croydon fires are epic. There's a whole chain of them. Mental.
    Just had a quick chat with my neighbour, she's a little nervous about being in on her own (as I would be in her position!), said she could come round whenever she likes during the night. (There's a Sainsburys and Currys being looted at the mo about 10 mins from our street). I'm sure that the people who are out there don't have any interest in breaking into individuals' houses, but y'know.
     
  30. Luther Blissett

    Luther Blissett Nomadologist

    That needs to change.
     

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