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Dozens Injured in London Riots

Police are taking extra steps in London tonight to make sure rioters don't get the upper hand again. Charlie D'Agata has the latest from London.

16-thousand police offers are flooding the streets of London , trying to prevent another night of riots.

Scotland yard is tripling the number of officers, hoping to control angry mobs who have been on the rampage since Saturday.

Rioters are vandalizing stores and homes and setting fires across the city.

The violence erupted after police shot and killed a 29 year old father of 4 last week.

The level of destruction has left residents stunned and heartbroken . This is what's left of a family furniture store ... a landmark in south London for 140 years.

Britain's Prime Minister cut his vacation short and ordered parliament back to deal with the crisis.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron says, "We will do everything necessary to restore order to Britain's streets and to make them safe for the law abiding."

Some people say it is time to bring in the army .

London Resident, Alan Barclay says, "They should bring back rubber bullets and tear gas."

British police are vowing to use surveillance footage to track down and prosecute criminals.

This amateur video shows a man apparently looting the backpack of an injured teenager.

Acting Police Commissioner, Tim Godwin says, "We have images we will pursue everyone involved and make sure they are brought to justice and to court."

So far more than 500 have been arrested in what's now the worst rioting here since the 1980's.

Charlie D'Agata, CBS News, London

Police are monitoring Twitter, and warned that those who posted messages inciting the violence could face arrest.


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