Council Leaders Appeal for Calm

By on 08/08/2011 in News

Council Leaders at Birmingham City Council have appealed for calm, following unrest in the city this evening (8th August).

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.

“The City Council will be making every effort possible from first light tomorrow to clear up any damage and bring normality back to the city as soon as possible. To this end we’d stress to retailers, workers and shoppers alike that the city remains very much open for business and would encourage them to come in as normal tomorrow.”
 
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