Hackney riots: in photos

From mid-afternoon to late evening Monday, pictures of the destruction on Mare Street and Clarence R

All photographs by local resident, Raúl Pérez

Police officer stands outside the smashed shopfront of a looted electronics store near Hackney Central station.

 

Flaming cars at the Pembury estate, Lower Clapton.

 

A young boy stands among the initial destruction on the Hackney estate.

 

Riot police, seen in the background, begin to arrive at Clarence Road as evening falls.

 

 

 

A young woman looks into a plastic bag of looted goods as police advance up Clarence Road. The yellow convenience shop on the left is later gutted, as rioters steal alcohol, groceries, magazines and computer screens. All of the shops on this street are locally owned small businesses.

 

 

More street fires near Hackney Downs station.

 

Further police vans accompany an ambulance through the streets of Lower Clapton, heading to Clarence Road where an elderly woman has fallen and broken her hip.

 

Another van in flames and smouldering debris near the Pembury estate.

Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.

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New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

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