Riots in Wolverhampton

August 8, 2011

There have been rumours of riots in Wolverhampton,

‘redbrickpaper:
Reports of violence kicking off in Wolverhampton City Centre’

Riots/looting have been said to be on Bentley Bridge Retail Park as well.
People have been saying Nandos in Wolverhampton has been looted.

It has not been confirmed so are only rumours.

With reference to the last post; the riots in Birmingham have said to have started at about 7pm.

UPDATE

‘redbrickpaper:
West Midlands Police report that there is little or no disturbance in Wolverhampton’

Police say there are no riots in Wolverhampton or Coventry contrary to the rumours.

I am only writing up what I am reading on a live stream from a local newspaper, so it is all in one place. This the majority of what has been said.

09/08/11

Express and Star article on the riots today (09/08/11)
Shops are shutting early as a precaution in the town centre, and at Walsall town centre.
Working at Hawthorne Hotel in West Brom have been sent home by police.

Wolverhampton Bus Station is now closed. Over 2o arrests have been made so far.

Most of the windows on Litchfield Street have been put through. Phone shops have been looted, No.1 Pizza, Royal Bank of Scotland, TA Henn Jewellers, Job Centre, Burton and Coral have had the windows smashed and some looted.

This is on a much toned down scale compared to that of London and Manchester, and even Birmingham.

West Midlands Police are asking people to avoid the areas.

Latest West Midlands Police update.

Image from Twitter, by MOTH

Link to a video from a Twitter user in Wolverhampton.