Sky News 
Aug 10, 2011
Towns and cities across England have been hit by a wider wave of looting and rioting as unrest spreads beyond the capital.
Merseyside Police said there had been around 50 arrests following incidents of disorder in Liverpool and the Wirral.
After violence was subdued it flared up again after midnight as vehicles were set alight by youths.
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said “criminals have brought shame in particular on the streets of Salford and Manchester” after sporadic looting broke out there too.
Hundreds of masked and hooded youths played cat and mouse with police, looting shops, smashing windows and starting fires.