In total £200m owed to victims of riots in the UK in 2011 has not been paid out, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

BBC News report:

More than £200m of government cash set aside for victims of the 2011 England riots has not been paid out, Labour MP Steve Reed has said.

The MP for Croydon North accused the government of abandoning people once media interest in the affected areas passed.

He said victims felt like ministers had “given up on them and walked away”.

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