Sporadic violence has broken out in several parts of London as shops are looted and police are attacked in a third day of civil disorder - and there has also been unrest in Birmingham.
The latest disturbances in the capital were centred around Hackney in east London, and Lewisham, Peckham and Croydon in the south.
Clapham also fell victim to rioting, with rows of shops on Lavender Hill attacked.
Prime Minister David Cameron is to return to London overnight in the wake of the unrest and will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra on Tuesday.
And Britain's most senior police officer has called on parents to contact their children as he urged the public to clear London's streets.
Acting Scotland Yard Commissioner Tim Godwin criticised another wave of "gratuitous" violence as he appealed directly to families to help officers bring the situation under control.http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16045926http://news.sky.com/