Moss Side, Moss Side, Manchester Police, Manchester, Chairman
Moss Side Inquiry Panel - into Moss Side riots of July 1981, pictured August 1981.On 8 July 1981 more than 1,000 young people besieged the police station at Moss Side, Manchester. During this a policeman was shot with a crossbow bolt through his leg.The riot lasted for some 72 hours over three nights, with much burning and looting of shops all the way down Princess Road, Clarendon Road and the surrounding areas, including Rusholme. It ended on 11 July when the Manchester police went in hard. At the time the Manchester Police forces were the only force in Britain kitted out with full riotsquad gearMrs DacacodiaMr Benet Hytner QC Chairman
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