Cardiff riots: police attacked and cars set alight after teenagers die in crash
Social media rumours of a chase sparked riots, says commissioner
Cars were set alight and objects hurled at police as up to 150 youths rioted after the deaths of two teenagers in a traffic accident.
Officers in riot gear were met with “large-scale disorder” after the collision in the Cardiff suburb of Ely at about 6pm yesterday.
The violence started after an accident involving two teenagers on an off-road bike or scooter who died, according to police.
The scene this morning. One vehicle was overturned hours into the disorder
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Alun Michael, the police and crime commissioner in South Wales, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “That appears to have sparked, for reasons that aren’t clear, the disorder … in which something like a dozen officers were injured. Fortunately, none of them life-threatening, and the connection between the two is far from clear.
“So obviously there’s going to