Published on 10 Aug 2011 Sections

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David Cameron insisted on Wednesday that the “fightback” by police was succeeding after a fourth night of unrest across the country.

The Prime Minister said a “more robust approach” by Scotland Yard last night had prevented a repeat of the worst trouble in London.

He also said operations were going on to pick up suspects who had been identified using CCTV images.

Some 750 people have been arrested since Saturday, and 160 charged, he added.

Mr Cameron said it was “simply not acceptable” that violence was taking place and had spread to Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham overnight.

“We will not put up with this in our country,” he outside Number 10. “We will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets.”

After a bolstered police presence the streets of London remained largely unscathed on Tuesday night, while skirmishes and violence spread to other English cities.

Police have opened a murder inquiry in the West Midlands, after three men were killed in a hit-and-run in Birmingham. Over 160 arrests were made in the city.

In Salford, up to 1,000 youths were attacking the police at the height of the disturbance. Across Greater Manchester, more than 100 arrests were made and, in Nottinghamshire, Canning Circus police station was firebombed and over 80 arrests were made.