Croydon's Tamil community says it was "doubly let down" by the police response to rioting which left dozens of their businesses damaged or destroyed.Oh? How so?
Dr Kannappar Jeyanthan, chairman of Croydon Tamil Business Forum (CTBF), said there had been "no police protection" for businesses in London Road on Monday night and that the destruction had reminded him of "war torn lawless Sri Lanka".Really? So, it’s not because the police were overstretched in other areas of Croydon then?
Your inference is that they purposely disregarded your area because you are ethnic minorities…
That can’t be what you are saying, surely?
…Dr Jeyanthan believes the council and police were completely unprepared for Monday night's violence.
"The CTBF feels the authorities in Croydon have once again abandoned the Tamil and other ethnic minority businesses on London Road," he explained.
"Though we understand that Croydon police were under-resourced and not prepared for a situation like this, we as council rate payers and business tax payers expected the police to do more to protect us from this madness. Sadly we have been let down."Maybe they thought you could take care of yourselves?