Last summer, England suffered the worst riots in a generation. This series gives dramatic, first-hand accounts from those who were on the frontline - the rioters and the police. With access to serving officers, part two tells the story from the point of view of the police, from the inspector who held the line against the mob in Tottenham without back up for four hours, to the WPC in Brixton whose van was attacked by rioters and colleague was injured with a machete. The programme also examines public and media attitudes to the police response, and considers how officers are perceived in the communities where they work.