The riots in London moved into a third day as violence continue to escalate following the death of a 29-year-old in Tottenham last week.
Authorities have said the Tottenham riot started at dusk on Saturday when approximately 120 people marched on the police station to express anger over the death of Mark Duggan, a father of four, on Thursday. Duggan was shot after police stopped the minicab he was driving in that day, according to media reports.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman told British media that trouble began when "missiles" were thrown at parked patrol cars at 8.30 p.m., and he added that one was pushed, blazing, into the middle of Tottenham High Street.
Since the uprising in the gritty north London neighborhood, fresh riots, lootings and raging fires continue on Monday across London in some of the other poor areas. Hundreds of teens are said to be looting shops, setting fire to businesses and continuing to clash with police in at least six neighborhoods, according to reports.
The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into the Tottenham riot, which resulted into two people being attacked along with reports of fires and looting. Fifty-five people were arrested during that riot and are being questioned.
The violence has also spread to Enfield, north London, where shop windows have been smashed and a police car damaged, according to the BBC.
Riot police were deployed to the area, and police have said "several arrests" had been made after shops were vandalized.
The escalating civil unrest has forced British Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short a vacation trip to Tuscany. He will return to London Monday night to chair an emergency cabinet meeting regarding getting a handle on the unrest, which has taking root in poorer neighborhoods away from the tourist spots in central London.