England riots: Cameron says police admit to wrong tactics
The police admit they got their riot tactics wrong, the prime minister has said, as he announced measures to help homeowners and businesses.
David Cameron told MPs the riots in cities across England were “criminality pure and simple”, but there were “far too few police” on the streets.
In an emergency recall of Parliament, he announced a crackdown on facemasks and a review on the use of curfews.
More than 1,500 arrests have been made since the unrest began on Saturday.
In other developments:
A man is arrested over an attack on a Malaysian student who was attacked by rioters in East London and mugged by people who had initially appeared to be helping him
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for anyone convicted of taking part in the riots to lose any benefits they receive - becoming the first to be considered for a Commons debate
Up to 250 officers were sent from Scotland to help police in the Midlands and North of England deal with rioting and disorder
Police in London say they have more than 100 arrest warrants to work through “in the coming hours and days”
The government launches a website with advice to the public on how to cope with the unrest
Saturday’s Premier League match between Tottenham and Everton at White Hart Lane has been postponed