Trio die amid riots in Birmingham10th August 2011
Three men have died after being hit by a car in Birmingham as riots spread to other parts of England on a fourth successive night of disturbances.
While London has been the focus of the civil unrest in recent days, violence has broken out in other cities including Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham, as people caused criminal damage to shops, homes and cars.
West Midlands Police launched a murder inquiry after the three men were struck in Winson Green at 1am on Wednesday morning.
The force also confirmed its officers arrested 109 people after trouble flared up in Birmingham and nearby Wolverhampton and West Bromwich.
Police in Manchester arrested 108 people after mobs caused damage to shops in the city centre.
While trouble also occurred in Liverpool Salford, Bristol and Gloucester, fewer disturbances were reported in London, after 16,000 police officers were deployed onto the streets.
Nevertheless, officers arrested 81 people, taking the total number apprehended by Scotland Yard since the disturbances started in Tottenham, north London, on Saturday to 768. The Met confirmed that 167 of those have been charged.
Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with members of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, for the second day running, to formulate a plan to tackle the situation.
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