Aug 10 2011 By Dan Coombs
THREATS of chaos and looting in Hillingdon's high streets failed to materialise last night (Tues).
Police manned Uxbridge High Street and Hayes Town, keen to deter rioters from causing the mayhem seen in Ealing, Croydon and Hackney the night before.
Troublemakers stayed away, and across London disorder remained at a minimum.
However one crime scene appears to be Tesco in Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, which is currently closed and cordoned off by police this morning.
Police are currently in management meetings (10am) and details on whether any minor disorder or arrests were made will become available in due course.
Despite many shops closing early yesterday, retailers are keen to get back to normal.
John Randall, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Con), owns family department store Randalls, in Uxbridge High Street.
He said: "Its a small minority of people causing the trouble. The events in Ealing brought it home, its just down the Uxbridge Road.
"Of course when I saw a similar family shop to ours in Croydon going up in flames it was very worrying.
"The police in Hillingdon have been great, we have to get back to normal. The day felt very unnatural.
"These are very bad people and they cannot get away with it. If people are caught they must be punished properly."
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