FoRMO expresses its deepest concern and condemnation of the violence, destruction of properties, looting and disgraceful attacks on the police in various London boroughs and now being extended to other major UK cities.

The recent escalating skirmishes in the London Borough of Redbridge are particularly shocking in light of the tolerance, trust and mutual respect that have been built with the police in recent years.

FoRMO calls upon the local community to remain calm, united and vigilant and further request community leaders to support the police in their admirable efforts to maintain law and order in very challenging circumstances

FoRMO also supports the appeal by the authorities to urge and remind parents to be extra vigilant over their children with safety being paramount.

Wider questions will be raised about what exactly has triggered off such violence; the call now is to urge all communities to stand together in solidarity to address the immediate concerns.