Berlin issues travel warning over British riots

9th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Germany Tuesday warned its citizens visiting Britain to beware of possible riots as the British government pledged to do all it can to restore order after the country's worst riots for decades.

"Travellers are advised to exercise special caution, to immediately pull back if confronted with any signs of disturbance, and to especially follow advice given by security forces," the German foreign ministry said in its online travel advisory.

"Travellers should also look to the media to keep themselves informed about the latest developments and act in an appropriate fashion locally," the travel advisory added.

The ministry noted that riots had taken place in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool and warned that further outbreaks could not be ruled out.

Violence began Monday night in Tottenham, north London, and then spread across the capital and to the three other English cities.

Home Secretary Theresa May said more than 450 people have been arrested in London over the three nights of violence, and Scotland Yard has said cells in police stations in the capital were now full, with prisoners being transferred to neighbouring forces.

© 2011 AFP

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