Birmingham open for business as usual after city riots, say police


A West Midlands Police statement issued this morning after riots and looting in Birmingham last night says: “Transport and roads are open this morning and the city is open for business as usual. Some areas in the city centre remain cordoned off as forensic officers examine the scenes of the disorder.”
Around 100 people were arrested, mainly youths.
Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We’d stress to retailers, workers and shoppers alike that the city remains very much open for business and would encourage them to come in as normal today.”

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