Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, speaking on BBC Breakfast, calls for a curfew to be considered:
"I have not heard of a curfew on mainland Britain in the past century. [It's] very difficult to impose. I'm not saying that it is definitely the way forward but it is something we have to consider.
"These young people, who seem to have no stake in society, are trashing their own communities. We cannot continue to have increasing numbers of looters on the streets night after night."