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Two policemen recount their experiences of the rioting in Hackney

Duration: 04:03

Two policemen — one a rookie volunteer “Special,” the other a veteran with 30 years frontline policing under his belt — recount their experiences of the rioting in Hackney on 8th August 2011. A police stop and search inflamed an already angry crowd that had gathered on the streets of one of London’s poorest boroughs. The rioting in Hackney would be characterised by some of the most violent attacks on the police.

Available since: Tue 7 Aug 2012

Credits

Director
Emma Whitlock
Producer
Emma Whitlock
Executive Producer
Darren Kemp

This clip is from

The Riots: In Their Own Words The Police

2/2 The story of the riots of 2011 told with first-hand accounts from the police.

First broadcast: 20 Aug 2012

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