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Looters hit Chalk Farm

PUBLISHED: 10:48 09 August 2011 | UPDATED: 14:32 09 August 2011

Rioters swept through Camden in the early hours of the morning

Chalk Farm was hit by copycat rioters last night who raided Evans Cycle Shop and the Sainsbury’s Local.

Looters broke into the shops late last night, smashing the windows and swiping food from the store.

Residents endured a terrifying night in their homes, with many posting pictures of groups of youths roaming the streets in the early hours of the morning.

Some reports estimate that up to 100 rioters hit Chalk Farm, with several small fires raging.

One Twitter user wrote: “So I just went up chalk farm up Camden and it’s mental out there. Hoodies all over, riot police failing to deal with it and looting at large”

Another wrote: “Police standing in line no riot gear brave men chalk farm.”

Lines of uniformed police took to the streets to quell the violence, and helicopters combed the area. However, it is not yet known how many arrests were made.

Determined residents and traders equipped with brooms and binliners are this morning embarking on a major clean up in Chalk Farm.

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