Gang firebombs police station in Britain's Nottingham
A gang of up to 40 men firebombed a police station in the central English city of Nottingham on Tuesday but no injuries were reported, as riots spread across Britain, police said.
"Canning Circus Police Station (in central Nottingham) fire bombed by a group of 30-40 males. No reports of injuries at this stage," said Nottinghamshire Police in a message on their official Twitter feed.
A message later said the fire had been extinguished and eight people had been arrested.
The attack came on a fourth night of riots in Britain, the worst the country has witnessed for decades.
The violence erupted in London at the weekend but has now spread to other parts of the country, with disturbances breaking out in Manchester, Birmingham and other parts of central England on Tuesday.
The capital was mostly quiet after a huge boost in police numbers.
© 2011 AFP