ENFIELD Town has reopened after Sunday night's riots which closed a large section of the town centre's roads.

After police completed initial investigations into the disorder – in which hooded youths rampaged through Church Street and Silver Street, looting shops and attacking riot police – street cleaners worked through the night to clean up the area.

With roads now open, Enfield's cabinet member for the environment, Councillor Chris Bond, vowed the council will not “surrender the streets” to criminals.

He said: “Our street workers have done a marvellous job in clearing away debris last night to ensure Enfield Town is open for business.

“This shows we will not let these criminals beat us – we will not surrender our streets to these mindless morons.”

Shops – including HMV, Starbucks and Pearsons – were attacked and looted in the clashes, before rioters spread to the retail park in Southbury Road, streets in Ponders End, and Edmonton Green.