London riots: Two men arrested in Essex for incitement

ESSEX police have arrested two people for incitement to commit violent disorder.

An 18-year-old Grays man and a 16-year-old South Ockendon youth late were arrested on Tuesday night (August 9).

Both had been using social networking sites and messaging systems to encourage others to gather and become involved in violent disorder in Essex and London.

Both remain in police custody.

A police spokesman said: “Police will continue to monitor such sites for any unlawful activity and will act swiftly to prevent disorder.”

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