The riots and pillaging have gone from sickening to abhorrent to downright perversity. The Telegraph reports
People were forced to leap from the upstairs windows of a burning building in Croydon last night as rioting spread across London and beyond. On the third consecutive night of violence and looting, hordes of balaclava-clad yobs stormed shops, setting fire to businesses indiscriminately.
As police fought running battles with mobs of rioters – many of them teenagers – detectives were also called to investigate a shooting incident. A Metropolitan Police source said the incident was believed to be “non-fatal”.
Among the casualties of the arson attacks was a furniture store that has stood for nearly 150 years in the south London borough. Reeves, a family run business established in 1867, was engulfed in flames sending smoke billowing across the London skyline. As the blaze raged out of control, the store’s owner Trevor Reeves said: “It’s just completely destroyed. Words fail me.
It’s just gone, it’s five generations. My father is distraught. It’s just mindless thuggery.”
I weep for that beautiful city. And I pray God brings justice and judgment down on the heads of the mobs.