posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 11:16 PM
Well, it spread to Bristol, Liverpool and Birmingham tonight with detailed account from one shopworker in Birmingham on Sky News that said a gang of
thugs came in attacking people and demanding cash and valuables while police apparently didn't seem to get there on time to prevent it.
This happened right in the city centre and usually police are present on friday and saturday nights along Broad Street where most of the clubs are so
either could be them getting caught out by action they never expected or along the lines of the OP and letting people do it.
I'm leaning more towards they didn't know it'd happen, especially after seeing the nutters and thugs that live in and around the city centre but
who knows, too early to tell.