9 Aug 2011

Spurs set to help rebuild community

6:17 am on 9 August 2011

The English Premier League football club Tottenham offered to help rebuild the disadvantaged north London neighbourhood after a weekend of riots and looting.

The violence erupted on Sunday near White Hart Lane after a peaceful protest against the fatal police shooting of a man in disputed circumstances degenerated into a rampage.

The Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says the club is "deeply saddened" by the weekend rioting, which saw buildings in the area torched and police officers injured.

He says the club is committed to supporting its community with help with both the physical clean up of the area and the longer term rebuilding of the community spirit.

The damage at White Hart Lane was limited to a ticket office, which remains closed, however stadium tours have been cancelled for safety reasons.

Tottenham is due to host Everton on Sunday in its Premier League opener.