Welsh streets quiet as England city rioting continues
Published: 10th Aug 2011 09:01:55
Police say there were no outbreaks of serious disorder in Wales as violence and looting returned to some of England's cities for a fourth night.
South Wales Police say they dealt with a number of small, isolated incidents in Cardiff.
They included the window of a sports shop in Cardiff Bay being smashed and small fires at disused buildings in the Butetown and Canton areas.
Cardiff arcades' shopkeepers decided to close early on Tuesday as a precaution.
Two Welsh police forces have sent officers to London to help tackle violence.
South Wales Police have sent 54 officers with specialist public order training while North Wales Police would not give specific numbers on the officers dispatched to London.
Dyfed-Powys Police and Gwent Police have indicated they are in a position to send officers if needed.
First Minister Carwyn Jones said the Welsh Government would monitor the situation in England.
He said: "I think what's important is that what we've seen in some of the cities in England is that [it] stops and that people are able to go about their daily lives.
"I hope, of course, in Wales people have more respect for each other in their communities where they live".
London stayed largely quiet overnight but there was unrest in cities including Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Nottingham and Birmingham with shops being looted and set alight.
Three men died when they were hit by a car in Birmingham - locals claimed they were protecting their neighbourhood.
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