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Violence breaks out in Birmingham

8 August 2011 Last updated at 21:19 BST

Disturbances have been reported in Birmingham as riot police were deployed to the streets of London for the third day running.

The BBC's Sarah Falkland witnessed looting taking place at several phone shops in the centre of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police say several premises in the city centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations.