Cameron promises aid for riot victims

British PM says homeowners, businesses can seek compensation

Businesses and homeowners damaged by the worst looting and rioting in London in decades are able to apply for compensation, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday. Those without insurance can apply for aid under the country’s riot damages act, he said. People will have up to 42 days to apply for financial help. Cameron expects approximately $320.4 million to be paid out in insurance claims, and about $32 million to be given out in aid to affected businesses. “We will not put up with this in our country,” Cameron said as police continued to arrest suspects in overnight raids.

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