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Shops in Birmingham attacked as UK riots spread

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 8 Aug 2011 19:11 GMT
Author: Reuters
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LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Attackers smashed shop windows and stole property in Birmingham, north of London, police said on Monday, the first sign that riots that have gripped London in recent days have spread beyond Britain's capital.

"Several premises in the centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations," West Midlands police said in a statement. (Reporting by Mohammed Abbas)

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