Hyde Park riot

‘A lovely day in the capital turned violent in Hyde Park, Burgess Hill and Stamford Hill last night after spontaneous events turned nasty and people attacked each other and the police.

‘Tonight, we’ve increased the number of police officers on duty, and cancelled any more leave so we keep extra officers out on our streets right through until the weekend.’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan branded the violence ‘extremely disappointing’ and said it was ‘probably fuelled by the hot weather’.