Violence erupts for fourth night in Britain

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Youths broke into stores and torched cars in central England on Tuesday as Britain's worst riots for decades entered a fourth night, police said.

There were isolated incidents of "disorder" in the city of Wolverhampton and town of West Bromwich, both near Birmingham, England's second biggest city, police said.

The rioting erupted on Saturday in London and has been worst in the capital but it has also spread to other parts of the country.

"In Wolverhampton, some stores have been broken into. In West Bromwich, there is currently some disorder and two cars have been set on fire," said a statement from West Midlands Police.

"Police officers are at both scenes dealing with the incidents."

A police spokeswoman refused to say how many people were involved in the disturbances.

West Midlands Police have already arrested more than 130 people after rioting late Monday in Birmingham, which saw shops smashed up and looted in the city centre and a police station set on fire.

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday recalled parliament and ordered thousands of extra police onto the streets after three nights of rioting left parts of London and other cities in flames.

There were no immediate reports of fresh unrest in London.

© 2011 AFP

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