Violence and looting broke out around Brixton’s town centre yesterday, with several local businesses hit and several reports of assaults taking place. Most of the town centre remains cordoned off, with the tube station closed all day.
The violence followed after a successful and comparatively trouble free Brixton Splash festival, with looting and arson attacks going on till the small hours.
All the shops in the town centre was closed off and the street sealed off.
Morleys Department store was targeted.
Onlookers (and frustrated shoppers) at Electric Avenue.
Arguments break out on Brixton Road.
Satellite TV van on Coldharbour Lane.
More media vehicles in Windrush Square.
Crowds gather by the southern Brixton Road cordon.
A deserted Brixton Road which is normally packed with shoppers at this time of day.
The Brixton Ritzy was swarmed by media, busily filing reports.