Michelin starred restaurant The Ledbury, whose regular guests include Michael Winner, Kate Moss and Lily Allen, also came under attack as an estimated 100 masked youths ransacked the restaurant and robbed diners of their expensive jewellery and belongings.News of the carnage first broke around 11pm on Twitter when twitter user @harrywilkinson tweeted about his parents' anniversary dinner being interrupted by looters in the exclusive Notting Hill restaurant - which was rated 34th in the Word's Best Restaurant list.
The witness said: 'They are stopping cars, pulling people out of the cars, then setting fire to the vehicles.
Every car they have walked past has been absolutely trashed, with all of the windows smashed.
Cllr Paul Tilsley, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council, said: 'We are appealing to people within the city to remain calm and allow the police and others to do their job in bringing these incidents under control.'To help achieve this it is important that as many people as possible leave the streets.
We urge all parents within the city to get in touch with any children or young people not currently at home asking them to return.'Mobile phone shops were a particular target, with thieves breaking into the back rooms of New Street's T-Mobile and Orange stores to steal mobile phones.
Innocent passers-by were also dragged into the violence.
Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said: 'We will not tolerate mindless violence and damage anywhere in the West Midlands and are working to ensure that the offenders are identified and caught as soon as possible.'Our communities have made it clear to us that they do not want this kind of violence in their city and we will continue to work with them to bring anybody who commits acts of crime or anti-social behaviour to justice as soon as possible.''The Trust has been working closely with colleagues in West Midlands Police and other parts of the NHS, but having to deal with this number of additional incidents undoubtedly puts an unnecessary strain on the Trust.
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (Health Day News) -- One in six American teens seen at emergency departments has experienced dating violence, new research finds.
Researchers surveyed nearly 4,100 teens, aged 14 to 20, who came to a suburban ER and found that one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year, according to the study published online June 29 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine."An enormous number of youth and adolescents have already experienced violence in their dating lives," study author Dr.
Vijay Singh, of the University of Michigan Injury Center and Department of Emergency Medicine, said in a journal news release."Patterns that begin in adolescence can carry over to adulthood.
Screening and intervention among youth with a history of dating violence can be critical to reducing future adult intimate partner violence," Singh explained."With this many youth and adolescents experiencing either dating victimization or dating aggression, it's dangerously easy for the behavior to become 'normalized,'" Singh noted.
Violent acts suffered by teens are called dating victimization, and violent acts committed by teens are called dating aggression.