07/02/2012

UK police expecting repeat of riots

Police are concerned about how budget cuts will affect their ability to deal with the unrest

By Tom Lawrence
Press Association Mediapoint

LONDON — Police expect a repeat of last summer's riots and are concerned about how budget cuts will affect their ability to deal with the unrest, according to a study into the disorder.

The majority of officers caught up in August's unrest believe similar rioting is likely, with many citing worsening social and economic conditions as the potential cause, the survey found.

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