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The BBC and other news outlets had to give the police their footage of the London riots. (Credit: BBC, screenshot)

The BBC, Sky and ITN have given “untransmitted footage” of the August 2011 riots in London to the police, Journalism.co.uk reported.

The footage of riots was called for under a court order. According to Journalism.co.uk, the police stated: “The police are identifying people through pictures, CCTV and through the media to ensure that people are brought to justice.

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All three news outlets stated that they provided the information “only” because of the court order, according to the BBC.

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