As it happened: England riots day five

Key points

  • PM David Cameron says every action will be taken to restore order, with contingency plans for water cannon to be available at 24 hours' notice
  • It is relatively peaceful across England on Wednesday night after rioting in several cities on Tuesday and in London the previous three nights
  • Three men, aged 31, 30 and 21, died when they were hit by a car in Birmingham as they protected property
  • MPs and peers recalled to Parliament for Thursday to debate riots
  • PM says police have legal backing to use any tactics necessary, including using baton rounds
  • Three courts in London will stay open Wednesday night to deal with the number of people charged

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