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Boris Johnson visits Woolwich to see riot damage

PUBLISHED: 12:21 24 August 2011

Boris Johnson visits Woolwich, which was affected by the riots. Boris meets shoppers and traders.

Boris Johnson visits Woolwich, which was affected by the riots. Boris meets shoppers and traders.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson visited Woolwich two weeks after looters ravaged the town centre.

The mayor was joined on his visit on Tuesday morning by the deputy leader of Greenwich Council Peter Brooks, to speak to traders and shoppers.

Mr Johnson said: “It was good to meet both shoppers and traders and frontline police officers here in Woolwich.

“I’ve heard a lot of praise for both the police and the council for all they’ve been doing since the riots and it’s really good to see how quickly the area is recovering.

“I’ve also been able to see a lot of the really good work going on here in Woolwich – from the new squares to the Crossrail site – there’s no doubt that Woolwich is definitely on the up.”

Mr Johnson also visited the Crossrail site at the Royal Arsenal, where work is underway to build a Crossrail Station.


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