15 years since Oldham Riots
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Oldham riot lessons 'not implemented' expert warns

Lessons from race riots in Oldham have still not been implemented across the UK leaving tensions "easy" to emerge, an expert has warned.

Prof Ted Cantle said the likes of the need to combat terrorism had "overwhelmed" community cohesion work.

His report into the riots, which erupted 15 years ago, pinpointed the cause on communities living entirely separate or "parallel" lives.

Oldham Council said a lot of work had been done to tackle the problem.

  • 26 May 2016