Tottenham in north London is recovering from a night of voilent riots where shops were looted and buildings burned.
Tottenham in north London is recovering after a night of rioting where petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown at police, shops, houses and cars.
A local youth worker said there had been growing anger over how the police were treating the residents in Tottenham. London's Deputy Mayor called the riots "disgusting and shocking" and said the police did a good job.
Two police patrol cars were set alight, along with shops and other buildings.
A number of buildings and vehicles were reduced to charred wrecks after being set alight. Some of the buildings had families living in them who had to be rescued by firemen
Dozens of people were injured during the rioting and police have made 48 arrests.
Tottenham MP David Lammy said: "A community that was already hurting has had its heart ripped out."
Violence broke out after crowds gathered for a peaceful protest over the fatal shooting by police of local man Mark Duggan on Thursday.
Police came under attack from bottles, fireworks and other missiles.
A resident described seeing young people throwing bricks at windows and trying to set fire to businesses. The damage to people's property is severe.
Met Commander Adrian Hanstock said police could not anticipate the level of violence that broke out after the peaceful protest was held outside the police station.
Crowds of looters smashed shop windows and witnesses described seeing people pushing shopping trolleys full of looted electronic goods.
A local resident said Tottenham looked like a battlefield.