Violence sprouted up outside of London Tuesday evening in the fourth night of violence in England, The Daily Telegraph reports. The number of police officers in London grew from 6,000 to 16,000 in order to stamp out any more rioting or looting efforts. The effort to ship in police from surrounding cities and counties unfortunately left those places vulnerable. Disturbances have been reported outside of the capitol Tuesday evening.
Manchester has been hit the worst so far Tuesday evening. Popular party dress spot Miss Selfridge was set on fire and a Footlocker was broken into and looted. Bricks were being thrown and cars were being set on fire in Birmingham, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton. The Guardian also continued their live-blog of the violence in the city Tuesday evening. According to their report (8:51 p.m.), no shoe store in Manchester is safe either. The Press Association reports a Foot Asylum was also broken into. About 100 teenagers broke in after smashing a large concrete slab through the front door. Groups of up to 200 teenagers were running through evading police at different times. Manchester police officers are "battling to regain control on the streets," according to Chief Constable Gary Shewan of the Greater Manchester police. "These are pure and simple criminals running wild tonight," said Shewan.