London riots: Notting Hill mother on the day the mob came crashing in


London riots: Notting Hill mother on the day the mob came crashing in

Day the mob came crashing through my door: One middle-class mother”s harrowing account

8:11 AM on 12th August 2011

Home invasion: Mary Lu Cole and her dog Stig, who had rioters smash through the front door intent on looting their home

Home invasion: Mary Lu Cole and her dog Stig, who had rioters smash through the front door intent on looting their home

Targeting the wealthy: Staff stand outside the upmarket Ledbury restaurant in Notting Hill, where rioters broke in and attacked diners but where chased off by staff

Targeting the wealthy: Staff stand outside the upmarket Ledbury restaurant in Notting Hill, where rioters broke in and attacked diners but where chased off by staff