As it happened: England riots - Days 1-3

Key points

  • PM David Cameron says every action will be taken to restore order, with contingency plans for water cannon to be available at 24 hours' notice
  • Trouble in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands on Tuesday night, with scores arrested, but London is relatively calm
  • "We needed a fightback and a fightback is under way", the PM says
  • Three men died when they were hit by a car in Birmingham
  • MPs and peers recalled to Parliament for Thursday to debate riots
  • Courts in London stay open throughout the night to deal with the number of people charged
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