POLICE cordoned off Bromley town centre with both the high street and Bromley South train station closed as rioting spread across London.

4.15: Two police patrol cars are keeping watch over Bromley town centre and are expected to continue for the rest of the night.

03.15 It remains calm on Bromley High Street at the moment. Only an alarm sounding from Barclays Bank can be heard as a lone fox sifts through the debris.

02.35 Police are being warned that people are starting to head back towards the Bromley High Street area.

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02.00: Bromley town centre has now quietened down and cordens have been removed. The police are continuing with foot patrols in the area.

A police officer said he is getting reports of possible incidents occuring in Penge and Orpington.

00.45 Looting is taking place in Bromley. We spoke to a girl who got caught up the melee.

She said: "We got chased for no reason just because we were walking through and they chased us from outside TK Maxx to round by the civic centre.

“Everyone was running and we just wanted to see what was going on.

“I saw a blond boy take an Xbox from round the back of Argos, he got a TV and something stupid, something little.

“People say they are going to smash up Primark and burn it down.

“Everyone is coming up here, the later it gets the more people will come back. I just want to watch. I'm not stupid enough to go in, I'm banned from Primark.”

23.30: Bromley High Street is closed with 16 bus routes on diversion, following rioting in Market Square.

Richer Sounds in East Street has also had its windows smashed.

There have been unconfirmed reports on Twitter that fires have broken out at Primark and Topshop.

Bromley South train station has also been closed.

A riot police officer told News Shopper that there had been "sporadic incidents featuring small groups" throughout the town centre.