Why police were so soft on London looters: They 'were ordered to stand and observe' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024412/London-riots-Police-soft-looters-ordered-stand-observe.
Yard insiders: Officers were ‘told just to try and contain violence’
Complaints by public that looting mobs were being allowed to continue
Tactics finally changed on Monday as armoured vehicles moved in
Met Police took three days to issue pictures of offenders