However as we know a picture is worth a thousand words
The full set of pictures can be seen here
The full picture of damage along Tottenham High Road resulting from the disturbances is as follows:-
- Five buildings have been assessed by Building Control as having serious structural damage and therefore being dangerous structures – ie:
* 662 High Road (three storey building) – completely burnt out
* Carpet Right Building (commercial premises + 26 flats River Heights) – completely burnt out and controlled demolition expected to tart today
* ALDI Supermarket and Fitness First – burnt out and roof collapsed
* 530-536 High Road / corner of Dowsett Road – burnt out and with a dangerous flank wall. Associated damage to 14 residential properties in Windsor Parade.
* 436-442 High Road – William Hill premises gutted
In addition three council buildings have been damaged and temporarily closed for business – ie:
* 639 High Road – premises for almost 100 Planning, Building Control and Homes for Haringey staff. Staff being relocated to River Park House.
* 684 High Road – premises for Mental Health services. 8 staff and a number of service users have been moved to Clarendon Day Centre.
* 476 High Road – premises for over 60 Youth Offending Service staff. Staff have been moved to the Councilâ€™s Professional Development Centre near Turnpike Lane.
In addition to the major damage mentioned above, it is estimated that at least 100 premises have suffered some form of damage on and around the High Road / Tottenham Hale.
It is expected that Lansdowne Road and Dowsett Road will remain closed until demolition of the burnt out buildings has been completed and safety officials are still assessing how long Tottenham High Road next to the Carpetright building needs to remain closed.
The section of High Road between Bruce Grove and Monument Way is a TfL road so they will be assessing the cost of the damage to this.
Even the German bombers didn't destroy Tottenham like this.