UK Ambassador calms Israeli tourists scared off by riots

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
August 11, 2011 18:52

Britain's ambassador in Israel, Mathew Gould, tried to calm Israeli tourists on Thursday who have bought plane tickets to the United Kingdom.

"There is no reason for you to not come to London because of the riots," he said.

The BBC has reported that in London alone, 888 people were arrested in connection with the riots that started in London and spread throughout the country in the past five days. Three hundred and seventy-one of those arrested, have already been charged, according to the report.

London returned to a sense of calm Wednesday night, the BBC reported. The only serious incident that took place Wednesday night was when police officers had objects thrown at them in a north London neighborhood, which ended with 150 arrests, according to the report.


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