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acmeexplosives Tue 09-Aug-11 15:25:56

Are you scared of what might happen tonight? How can it be controlled? I am more than a bit scared of what will come from all of this.

Birdsgottafly Tue 09-Aug-11 15:27:04

OP do you live in London?

acmeexplosives Tue 09-Aug-11 15:28:16

No, Bristol

BustySinclair Tue 09-Aug-11 15:28:28

yes i am, my OH is on standby for the foreseeable - its worrying

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 09-Aug-11 15:30:13

I'm a bit worried for the next couple of hours. Am at work in Lambeth and there are non stop sirens flying around and have been for the past half hour. I have to drive home through the trouble spots and my boss won't let me out early.

whoneedssleepanyway Tue 09-Aug-11 15:32:06

yes I am OP, we have already had an email from the nursery both our DDs go to telling parents to pick them up as soon as possible and our high street has been closed. OH has gone to get the girls and is taking them to relatives tonight outside london.

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Tue 09-Aug-11 15:32:08

A bit. I assumed I was far enough away from the centre for it not to be a problem but I've just been reminded there's a football match tonight and my house is within spitting distance from the pitch, my road will be chock full of cars. I do feel relatively safe in my house, though ther eis a flat roof outside dds room that I've never been happy about, but will still be asking dp to stay over tonight. I'm more scared of the reports of break ins. I read somewhere (probably here in fact) that the best weapon is an iron. Have it plugged in warming up and then bingo, you've got yourself an excellent self defence tool grin

acmeexplosives Tue 09-Aug-11 15:32:25

Gwendoline, can you not insist? That doesn't seem fair. I have heard sirens all day too. I hope you get home without any hassle! xx

stretch Tue 09-Aug-11 15:33:12

I live in Leicester, there are plans for it to happen here on friday, although the police seem to be on top of it. I'm not close to the town centre, but I am worried about the damage they would do on the way home. We live in a council estate and have a lot of 'youths' hanging around.

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Tue 09-Aug-11 15:35:05

Stretch I am worried about Leicester too. My dd is staying with her dad there, due to come home on Saturday. I might see if he can bring her back early sad

Birdsgottafly Tue 09-Aug-11 15:35:20

Gwendoline-that terrible, you would think that the aim would be to clear the streets as early as possible, even the police are asking for that.

I think that now the eyes of the world is on London, the police have to get it right, so extra 'troops' are being brought in. I don't think that the management has been very good and has underestimated how far things would go. But because that is being questioned, they will be doing all that they can, now.

The police further north are prepared.

AngryFeet Tue 09-Aug-11 15:37:01

I am a bit worried - am in Croydon - hopefully the extra police will help and at some point these kids will get bored and stop. What can we do though? I would like to go out en masse and deal with them as a community but it won't happen.

TakeMeDrunkImHome Tue 09-Aug-11 15:38:56

Gwendoline - that is shocking. I would insist, absolutely INSIST, that I was leaving early. Why should you have to put your safety at risk? Sounds like you have a very selfish idiot of a boss.

GollyHolightly Tue 09-Aug-11 15:39:27

fuckity - are you in bristol? I think I'm in a fairly safe place, although apparently there was trouble in st werburghs last night (!) which is close by.

<googles football fixtures for bristol>

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Tue 09-Aug-11 15:40:30

Nope, further into the westcountry than that

cjbartlett Tue 09-Aug-11 15:41:54

Fff - are you sure the football hasn't bee cancelled? Is it a London match

GollyHolightly Tue 09-Aug-11 15:43:42

There's a match at ashton gate (south bristol) tonight. It's still going to happen as far as I can tell?

freybean Tue 09-Aug-11 15:44:06

got no worries where i am (can't even get a takeaway delivered)

but feel so angry for everyone else

Choufleur Tue 09-Aug-11 15:45:37

Dh works for the police in Leicester (not a police officer though) he has said that they are not expecting anything significant. Although all the riot vans are ready to go and police leave has been cancelled.

acmeexplosives Tue 09-Aug-11 15:45:49

Golly, I've heard Winterstoke rd is closed of, and Hengrove area. Not sure of the facts though

acmeexplosives Tue 09-Aug-11 15:48:35

off, I mean. Also Imperial Park as loads of kids...

bananapirate Tue 09-Aug-11 15:49:51

yes, worried.
in south West London
Everything closed down already
Husband wants me to go to my parents, in Liverpool!
never thought Liverpoool would be the safer option

GollyHolightly Tue 09-Aug-11 15:51:36

Just heard on bbcnews that the bristol match is postponed. Probably a good idea.

cjbartlett Tue 09-Aug-11 15:51:50

Bristol carling cup match as been postponed

stretch Tue 09-Aug-11 15:53:33

Hi Choufleur.

I have been following the Leicester police twitter and they are quite calm about it. I am pretty sure there are a few thugs going, but they will be easily dealt with.

I would hope that anyone watching the news and seeing the destruction caused would think twice before starting up. Although the pictures of people getting 'free stuff' angry are probably more appetizing angry

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