As our beloved leaders are waiting for central london to reach its 1940's elegance in time for the olympics and run out of fuel to burn before arresting people. I felt we might as well try to identify how you / we / the great British Public with a rudimentary understanding on public order / riots / cordons / ICPs etc would resolve the issue in the coming days. This thread was scoring pretty highly on the google search for London riot so who knows, If you come up with a sensible plan not involving a shed / 49 para / or the SLR, you might be chosen by Messrs Clegg and Cameron to (carry the blame) to assist COBRA over the coming days. Basic Rules. 1 Rather than track each and every conflagration, we will assume that there are 15 scenes of disorder in the city at any one time. 2 We only have to deal with London. 3 You are limited to 17,000 police although of course not all are on the base line. 4 Ambulances are available but limited. 5 the three central hospitals have ceased admission for all but cat4 cases. 6 You have, as yet, Not requested MACP, and if you do must allow 24 hours before the Royal Loamshires are bussed in from the far end of the country. I will update the fictitious scenario, with collapsed bridges prison break outs and swarms of locusts as time progresses.