More photos, some previously unpublished, from the August 2011 riots. After Tottenham, riots and looting spread across London. Stretching in to the second and third days and nights, I covered the disorder on the Pembury Estate in Hackney, where several photographers – including myself – were assaulted. And in Brixton where I witnessed looted and gutted shops.
On the afternoon of the 8th, hundreds of people and police were on and around Mare Street in Hackney.
Perhaps the worst violence I saw was on the Pembury Estate, where local shops and cars were looted and burned and where police and rioters faced each other down.
Later that night I was in Brixton where many shops were destroyed and some looters were arrested.