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January 13, 1986

Militant youths, who in October sparked some of Britain's worst urban violence since 1981, have been accused by Scotland Yard of trying to murder police officers by trapping them in housing-development garages flooded with gasoline that they planned to ignite, a British weekly newspaper reported. The Mail said it obtained a copy of a report by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Michael Richards, who investigated the Oct. 6 riot at a municipal housing complex in Tottenham, north London. It said police and firemen did not enter the garages until the rioting was over. A policeman was hacked to death and 232 officers were injured in the rioting.

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