Paul Lewis was reporting from the scene4am:
There was still no police presence at Wood Green high street at 4am, even after dozens of stores had been smashed and raided, setting of multiple alarms.
Around 100 youths sprinted around the highstreet, targeting game shops, electrical stores and high-street clothe chains such as H & M.
Glass windows were smashed and the looters, mostly young men masking their faces, swarmed in.
They emerged with handfuls of stolen goods. "I've got loads of G-Star," said one teenager, emerging from a clothes shop. Others came out clasping shopping bags stuffed with goods.
Three teenagers ran down the street with suitcases filled with stolen clothes. Around ten young men stood outside a smouldering Carphone Warehouse, the windows smashed. The theft was casual and brazen, with looters peering into broken shop windows to see if items of value remained.
There were shocking scenes in the suburban back-streets, where residential front-gardens were used to frantically sort and swap stolen goods.
A teenage boy, who looked aged around 14, drove an stolen minicab erratically down a side-street. On the adjacent street, a man who emerged from his home to find his car burnt-out remonstrated with other young men, who ran past carrying clothes.
Passersby, including people returning home in the early hours from nights out, were stunned to discover the lawless mayhem on the streets.
With no sign of any police, buses refused to take passengers through Wood Green high street, and traffic was brought to a standstill.
BASTA UMA COISINHA PARA O PESSOAL APARECER A MOSTRAR-NOS COMO SÃO BONS E CIVILIZADOS.O QUE É IGUAL EM TODO O LADO.QUANDO O VERNIZ PARTE FICAMOS A SABER TUDO.
O MULTICULTURALISMO FOI DECLARADO FALIDO MAS NENHUMA ACÇÃO É TOMADA PARA RETOMAR O ANTIGO ESTADO DAS COISAS...PAGUEM E NÃO BUFEM!