In the aftermath of the London and UK Riots 2011 the Prime Minister David Cameron announced in an emergency statement to the House of commons today that all victims caught up in violence and destruction of the street riots will be compensated, even those who do not have adequate insurance.
David Cameron pledged compensation to everyone whose property had been damaged in the terrifying unrest that took control of the city’s streets that they will be free to seek compensation under the Riot Damages Act which has also been extended for the high volumes of claims that are expected from 14 days to 6 weeks.
The Prime Minister in his emergency statement to the Commons also said that a full inquiry is under way to prevent people from plotting disorder and committing crimes of lawlessness on the UK streets via social social and media networking sites:
“We are working with the police, intelligent services and the industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these social websites and media services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.
“The whole country has been shocked by the most appalling scenes of people looting, vandalising and thieving.
“It is criminality pure and simple and there is absolutely no excuse for it.
“We have seen houses, offices and shops raided and torched, police officers assaulted and fire crews attacked as they try to put out fires, people robbing others while they lie injured and bleeding in the street, and even three innocent people being deliberately run over and killed in Birmingham.
“We will not put up with this in our country.
“We will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets”, said P.M. David Cameron who firmly advocated that anyone convicted of rioting will be sent to prison and vowed that reinforced numbers of police officers will remain on duty in the coming days.