Rioting again in Liverpool last night. More burnt out cars, smashed windows and a community worried about whether there would be a 3rd night of incidents. I spent a few hours walking around Smithdown Road, Lawrence Road and Lodge Lane. I saw lots of people helping clean up the area. It really is great to see them helping out. The difference between the area in the day time and the night is literally as different as night and day. By day the community sticks together and cleans up. By night a bunch of idiots who probably don’t live around Toxteth turn up and trash the place simply because they can.

The Liverpool clean up crew tidying up a smashed bus stop near the Asda on Smithdown Road.
The Liverpool clean up crew tidying up a smashed bus stop near the Asda on Smithdown Road.

Members of the local community clean up after rioting.
Members of the local community clean up after rioting.

A car had been torched here and the clean up crew did a brilliant job to tidy the area up.
A car had been torched here and the clean up crew did a brilliant job to tidy the area up.

Almost every window in this pub had been smashed.
Almost every window in this pub had been smashed.

Even at 10am some cars were still on fire. The fire brigade had a very tough night as some of their vehicles had been attacked. You have to respect them all for helping the community.
Even at 10am some cars were still on fire. The fire brigade had a very tough night as some of their vehicles had been attacked. You have to respect them all for helping the community.

Jennifer Bichard Collins on the left said she was ashamed and angered by what happened.
Jennifer Bichard Collins on the left said she was ashamed and angered by what happened.

Clean up crew tidying up the burnt out car. It was removed soon after.
Clean up crew tidying up the burnt out car. It was removed soon after.

Joao Evans, soon to be 60. She lives right next to the car that was burnt out. She told me that rioters were standing in her garden trying to break the wall to use as ammo against the police.
Joao Evans, soon to be 60. She lives right next to the car that was burnt out. She told me that rioters were standing in her garden trying to break the wall to use as ammo against the police.

Vahir Hasan is a local shop owner. His shop was broken into and over £6,000 worth of stock was stolen. A new shutter has just been installed after the previous one was ripped open. Mr Hasan told me that there was nothing he could do. He stayed to look after the store but what could he really do?
Vahir Hasan is a local shop owner. His shop was broken into and over £6,000 worth of stock was stolen. A new shutter has just been installed after the previous one was ripped open. Mr Hasan told me that there was nothing he could do. He stayed to look after the store but what could he really do?

Another street and two more burnt out cars. A woman told me that a 10 year old did this. A 10 year old set fire to this car in full view of every house in the street.
Another street and two more burnt out cars. A woman told me that a 10 year old did this. A 10 year old set fire to this car in full view of every house in the street.

A car had been broken into and burnt.
A car had been broken into and burnt.

It's hard to believe that this was a car.
It's hard to believe that this was a car.

The area around Smithdown Road is quite lovely with a strong sense of community.
The area around Smithdown Road is quite lovely with a strong sense of community.

Beth Harper, Wanda Bently, Sara Lawton and Andy Godden spent the morning cleaning up after the riots.
Beth Harper, Wanda Bently, Sara Lawton and Andy Godden spent the morning cleaning up after the riots.

A team of volunteers after spending the morning cleaning after rioting.
A team of volunteers after spending the morning cleaning after rioting.

Neighbourhoods of the future. It's good to see the neighbourhood of the present cleaning up after idiots rioted.
Neighbourhoods of the future. It's good to see the neighbourhood of the present cleaning up after idiots rioted.

Posted by:Pete

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