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Newspaper prints extra edition as riots spread

A daily newspaper printed a special edition on Tuesday after riots that began in London spread as far north as Nottingham.

Northcliffe title The Nottingham Post put out the special edition on Tuesday morning after rioting broke out in the city in the early hours.

An extra 10,000 copies of the paper were printed after a local police station was firebombed, cars damaged and a tyre store set on fire.

The Victoria Centre, one of the city’s main shopping centres, was also targeted, as over 100 police tackled the rioters.

Deputy News Editor Adam Moss said: “It was a great effort by the team to get five pages of reaction and pictures out so quickly.

“Nottingham looked to have escaped any trouble as Monday night progressed, and it wasn’t until the early hours this morning that the problems started.

“Readers were quick to send in their photos and the reporting team got plenty of reaction. Even though it happened too late for our overnight printing deadline, we’re making sure the special gets to as many outlets as possible.”

The front page of the post features the headline ‘Riot Fever Hits City’ and includes three prominent pictures of the damage done in the city last night.

There are the four pages focusing on those who have been affected by the riots, including a woman who had bricks thrown through her window at 1.30am.

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