9 August 2011
Last updated at 18:16
Violence has erupted across London and in other major UK cities following the fatal shooting of a man by police in Tottenham last week. About 40 firefighters were involved in tackling a massive fire at a Sony distribution warehouse in Enfield, north London, on Tuesday morning, after a third night of rioting.
Reeves, a family furniture business, which has stood in Croydon, south London, for more than a century, was gutted in a blaze on Monday. Trevor Reeves, owner of the store, said he could not understand the "mindless" acts of arson.
Buildings in London Road, Croydon, were also attacked. Google's Streetview shows how the shopping street looked before the violence. London Fire Brigade has told the BBC many of the worst-damaged buildings will have to be demolished.
Streets around Clapham Junction, south London, also saw riots on Monday. A Debenhams store, on Lavender Hill, had its windows smashed and stock looted. Violence was also seen in Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Peckham, Lewisham and Woolwich in the capital, as well as Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol .
The first wave of violence was seen in Tottenham, north London, on Saturday. The landmark Carpetright building in Tottenham High Road – formerly occupied by Allied Carpets - was set ablaze. Fire crews were still working at the scene on Sunday morning, when all that remained was a shell.
Another Tottenham business, Paradise Gems, and the flats behind it were gutted after being set alight on Saturday. Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to do "everything necessary" to restore order to Britain's streets.
The same night saw solicitors' offices on Tottenham High Road attacked. Many in the area have lost their homes to the violence. Parliament is being recalled on Thursday in response to the rioting.