Siva Kandiah is one of the local businessmen who was most affected by the rioting and looting on Monday evening on Clarence Road. Hackney Council is helping Mr Kandiah by providing support and advice, but there is also a fund set up by concerned local residents. All the details of how to donate are on the HCVS website here.
Can you help the Police? Operation Withern has been set up to investigate the last few days of disorder and violence in London. Anyone with information should call the Major Investigation Team on 020 8345 4142. The Police are also asking people to look at CCTV images online here http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice to help with identifying people connected with the looting across London.
The Government confirmed on 11th August that there will be a £20m High Street Support Scheme which affected businesses will be able to access – once further details are released, the Council will see whether any of this can be used in Hackney.