Rumours that a 16-year-old girl had sustained injuries after attacking police with a champagne bottle began circulating on social media.
To date, the girl remains unidentified and the report unconfirmed.
On Thursday 4 August 2011, a police officer shot and killed 29-year-old Mark Duggan during an intelligence-led, targeted vehicle stop procedure on the Ferry Lane bridge next to Tottenham Hale station.
Friends and relatives of Duggan said that he was unarmed.
Following a greatly increased police presence, London was quiet on Tuesday 9 August, but rioting continued in Nottingham and Birmingham (where, according to the police account, eleven shots were fired at police, including at a police helicopter, and petrol bombs thrown at officers On Wednesday 10 August, London remained quiet while hundreds of arrests were being made by the police.
Three men were killed in Birmingham in a hit-and-run incident related to the disturbances.
At lunchtime on 6 August, a meeting was called by police between local community leaders, councillors and members of police advisory groups.Another man who had been assaulted in Ealing died in hospital on Thursday 11 August.Similar riots were reported outside London – notably in Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester, Gillingham and Nottingham.In this meeting, police were warned several times that there could possibly be another riot similar to the Broadwater Farm riot of 1985 if local concerns regarding the death were not addressed.On 8 January 2014, a jury at the Royal Courts of Justice concluded that Duggan was lawfully killed.The riots have generated significant ongoing debate among political, social and academic figures about the causes and context in which they happened.