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Riots response led to more gang violence, says CSJ

28 October 2012 Last updated at 19:07 GMT

A crackdown on gang culture after last year's riots in England may have backfired, according to a new report.

A Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) report, to be published on Monday, says the arrest of leading gang members led to chaos in some areas when younger youths filled the power vacuum.

It calls for more support for families and communities to prevent young people joining gangs.

Daniel Boettcher reports.