Victoria Derbyshire hosts a special riots debate from Tottenham on Radio 5 live

It is the first time that a broadcast has been used to directly input into an official inquiry."
Date: 08.11.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.05
Category: Radio 5 Live; News
Victoria Derbyshire will host a special broadcast from Tottenham next week to look at the causes and effects of the riots that broke out in various locations across England this summer.

The programme will include Darra Singh the Chairman of the Communities and Victims Panel established by the Government in August to look in detail at why the riots happened and what lessons must be learned. The evidence heard during the programme will form part of the official inquiry report.

Rioting erupted in Tottenham on 6 August following the shooting dead of a local man, Mark Duggan, by police. The disturbances spread to various English cities over the following days.

Contributors to the discussion include David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, and a representative from the Metropolitan Police.

The broadcast from St Mary’s Church in Tottenham will include over 100 people from areas that experienced the disturbances and will contribute evidence to the panel to consider why the riots broke out in certain areas, what motivated those who took part, how we can prevent events such as this from ever happening again and how key public services, including the police, worked to deal with them.

It is the first time that a broadcast has been used to directly input into an official inquiry. The panel will deliver its early findings to the Government later this month and deliver a full report to the Government and Opposition in March 2012.

You can hear the full debate on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Radio 5 live and on the BBC News Channel.

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