Rioting and looting has spread across at least six new neighborhoods in London Monday evening. There were reports of new incidents in Hackney, Lewisham, Clapham, Peckham, Croydon, and Woolwich during the day. Violence spread as the night went on. Teenagers are using bikes and mopeds to coordinate the attacks, and using Blackberry Messenger to communicate without being traced by police, The New York Times' Ravi Somaiya and John Burns report. Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday he would return home from his vacation in Tuscany to convene a cabinet meeting to address the riots.
Gangs of young people, "threw firecrackers, bottles, rocks, chairs and shopping carts," during incidents Monday. Groups were scattering and regrouping with ease when riot police charged. Police were hedging their bets in areas and letting looting go unchecked. They focused their efforts on stopping new outbreaks instead of focusing on areas they already lost, according to the Times. Croydon was one of the areas hit the worst. A furniture store burned out of control Monday evening, while other stores and cop cars were also set aflame. (All images via Getty.)