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Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon: 'People need a voice'

15 August 2011 Last updated at 17:41 BST

Kidulthood star Adam Deacon has called on politicians to get into the minds of the young people who took part in riots across England.

The actor, who was attending a clean-up tea party in Hackney, condemned the violence but suggested that understanding, rather than punishing those involved would be the most effective response.