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Levy shocked by weekends events

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy admitted he is shocked by the rioting that occured on the Tottenham high road over the weekend.

The Park Lane ticket office was broken into and vandalised by rioters while a number of buildings and vehicles were set ablaze during Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Tours of the stadium were cancelled yesterday and today while the megastore will not re-open until tomorrow with the Park Lane ticket office set to return to regular business hours on Wednesday.

Reports suggest that Spurs opener against Everton will be postponed due to safety fears and Levy has insisted the club will help in any means neccessary to enure the fixture goes ahead os planned.

“As a major employer and business in the area, the Club is deeply saddened by recent events. We are concerned about the disruption to local people’s lives and the effect on the community as a whole. The situation has also meant that vandals have unfortunately been able to use the events as an opportunity to loot and destroy property and business premises.

“This is the second time this has happened in our area in recent times. Our hope is that calm and order is restored as soon as possible and that we can now look to rebuild the area and the spirit of the community.

‪”Through the work of the Club in our neighbourhood, we know that there is a strong sense of community in Tottenham and that recent events will only serve to strengthen the resolve of all of us to improve the area and quality of lives of those who live and work within it. “‬

“We have immediately offered further support to the community and are discussing how best to tangibly assist with the aftermath of these events with our local MP David Lammy and Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey Council.

“The Club is committed to supporting its community with help with both the physical clean up of our area and the longer term rebuilding of the community spirit.‬

‪”It is more critical than ever that community, business and political leaders – local and national, public and private – now work closely together to support the regeneration of this area and we shall certainly look to play our part in that.”

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