27 December 2011
Last updated at 11:29
Michal Kulczynski took a series of photos the day after the unrest in Tottenham, north London. A Victorian building, home to a carpet store and apartment complex was burnt down on the first night of rioting. It became an infamous photo, illustrating the damage caused by the riots in England.
Violence broke out on August 6 after 300 people gathered outside Tottenham police station saying they wanted "justice" for Mark Duggan who was shot dead by police two days earlier.
Buildings and vehicles were set alight during the violence. At 20:45 BST, on August 6, the London Fire Brigade received its first call to attend and by 04:30 BST the following morning had dealt with 49 "primary" fires in the Tottenham area and received more than 250 emergency calls from the public.
Looting took place throughout the night - Vision Express, Boots, Argos and JD Sports are among the shops affected. Here, onlookers stand in disbelief that a cash machine has been completely ripped out of a wall on Bromley Road.
By the next morning fire crews have all the fires under control but are still damping down some burnt-out buildings. Scenes of crime officers begin investigating and gathering evidence.
Michal Kulczynski: "I couldn't believe something like that had happened where I lived. The main destruction was in the centre of Tottenham which is about a 10 minute walk from my home...
...After something like the riots, you can't recover quickly - some shop owners have moved to other parts of London. There are still shops being rebuilt but I don't think many people want to live here anymore, including me and my family."
On August 8, police had to respond to copycat criminal activity across London. In a statement on that day, Scotland Yard said "small and mobile groups" of looters have been targeting areas of north, east and south London.
Scenes of devastation similar to this shown here in Tottenham were seen over the next few days in other parts of the country. Violence spread to other English cities including Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester.
The Metropolitan Police said by August 12 1,103 people had been arrested in connection with the riots and 654 people charged. Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the rioting and announced a £10m recovery scheme to make areas safe and clean again.