London riots: Essex Police send 100 officers to help the Met

ESSEX Police has been providing support to its colleagues from the Metropolitan Police due to the level of disorder in the capital.

Last night (Monday August 8) Essex Police sent around 100 officers to support the Met. These officers were brought in to work on rest days to minimise the disruption to policing in Essex.

Currently the force still has around 50 officers providing support in London.

A spokesman said: “We have had some minor disorder in Buckhurst Hill including a burglary where 13 men have been arrested, as well as some minor damage to a police vehicle in Loughton where two male youths have been arrested.

“In Harlow, four people have been arrested for minor damage in the town centre.”

Essex Police continue to dispel rumours of violent disorder taking place in Essex.

“We have had no large scale disorder and we will work to ensure that Essex remains a very safe county, with neighbourhood policing teams working in local communities to ensure a high visibility policing presence,” added the spokesman.

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