Burnley Riots 2001: Council leader reflects on legacy

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WEDNESDAY June 23 mark 20 years since the outbreak of the 2001 Burnley Riots. In this special report we look back on the events and legacy of two days of civil strife. Here, Burnley Borough Council leader Afrasiab Anwar MBE remembers the impact on his family and reflects on the legacy of the two days of violence.

WATCHING disturbances spread across his hometown from afar, Afrasiab Anwar knew that the fires and stone throwing did not tell the whole story.