London riots: Day 3: Brixton, Dalston, Hackney, Peckham, Croydon...

And it has spread to Birmingham. This is not about the slain man in Tottenham, but nobody knows what.
peter beaumont @petersbeaumont

@danielhewitt that's sad and stupid but not as sad as my neighbours who lost homes and businesses last night

07/08/2011 17:50:28 WIB
peter beaumont @petersbeaumont

A bit of perspective on Tottenham - the ASDA van just arrived next door to deliver groceries.... life goes on

07/08/2011 18:18:00 WIB
peter beaumont @petersbeaumont

Might reassure people a bit if the helicopter buggered off now - heard less consistent helicopter noise when we were in Baghdad.

07/08/2011 18:21:57 WIB
peter beaumont @petersbeaumont

Good to see Boris can't be bothered to come home as reports - and i hope to God they are not true - of second night of London rioting emerge

08/08/2011 01:16:23 WIB
peter beaumont @petersbeaumont

mayor of major world capital? Kind of goes with territory pretending to give a shit

08/08/2011 01:24:41 WIB
Dalston People @Dalstonpeople

RT @leonbeck: Something definitely going down in dalston...loads of police and air ambulance just swooped in. Anyone?

08/08/2011 03:57:06 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Ha! RT @TheMediaTweets: To be fair to David Cameron,he almost certainly won't have heard about the riots yet, because he's not on Twitter...

08/08/2011 05:51:51 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Someone has set up a account tweeting clearly fake pictures of violence in Hemel Hempstead - IGNORE

08/08/2011 06:20:24 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Met Police say not aware of reports of 'stabbing in Edmonton & confrontations in Brixton' - obviously not across journos on Twitter then...

08/08/2011 06:33:02 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

@MartinSFP people have to be aware of TV logistics very different to print journalists

08/08/2011 06:36:34 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Stabbing the Met said they weren't aware of --> RT @PaulLewis: @fieldproducer the Met police were there attending the bleeding man

08/08/2011 06:40:40 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

RT @metpoliceuk Police have not requested a #mediablackout and are continuing to provide updates

08/08/2011 06:44:13 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

What incident of the stabbing & @paullewis report shows is just how behind the curve the Met Police press office is with social media

08/08/2011 06:45:34 WIB
Prad Patel @pradip

Lets be real here.. if you're looting Kingsland Shopping Centre in #Dalston, you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel. #londonriots

08/08/2011 06:49:24 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Latest from south London RT @paraicobrien: Riot police just charged Brixton High St. Prayers for rain answered

08/08/2011 07:10:33 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Lots of people asking why less coverage on news channels than on Twitter/radio/etc - it is much harder for TV crews to move than individuals

08/08/2011 07:36:41 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Live TV pictures don't just magic out of thin air, also Twitter is real time - when crews get there things may be over.

08/08/2011 07:38:28 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

Indeed RT @billykenber: @fieldproducer camera crews have also been particularly targeted, much easier to blend in with just a notebook

08/08/2011 07:39:21 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

When you have static locations such as Tottenham last night they are much easier for TV channels to cover than moving ones like tonight.

08/08/2011 07:42:31 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

RT @mrmatthewtaylor Currys in #brixton cleared out. Ppl carrying flat screen tvs etc away or loadg into cars.

08/08/2011 07:55:25 WIB
Neal Mann @fieldproducer

First footage of a Footlocker shop in #Brixton on fire running now on Sky News watch at

08/08/2011 08:16:06 WIB
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