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Home Secretary condemns Tottenham violence

Theresa May has voiced her support for Metropolitan Police officers who dealt with violence in London last night.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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She said: ‘I condemn utterly the violence in Tottenham last night.

‘Such disregard for public safety and property will not be tolerated, and the Metropolitan Police have my full support in restoring order.

‘I want to pay tribute to the officers who put themselves in harm’s way.’

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Published 7 August 2011