THE PICTURES APPEARING on our television screens this month from London offer a stark contrast to those of August 2011.
This time last year, the city experienced the worst violence, rioting and looting in decades after a protest over the shooting of a young, local man by police took a violent turn.
Hundreds of people were arrested during the five days of rioting, as well as in the months that followed.
Although the Olympic scenes are shining a positive light on London this month, there are still fears that some of the problems that sparked the events have not been dealt with.
Finding from a survey taken last week warned that a repeat outbreak is not out of the question. A mix of a fear of unemployment and boredom have been cited by young people as two of the biggest reasons for why people rioted – and why they could again.