Rioters Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder

LONDON (AP) - British police say three people have been arrested for allegedly trying to kill a police officer as violent riots have swept through London for a third night and spread to other cities for the first time.

London police say the suspects were arrested in the Brent area of north London, after a police officer was struck by a car and hospitalized. The officer and a colleague, who suffered minor injuries, had stopped a number of cars in the belief that the occupants had been involved in the looting of a nearby electrical store.

Police say in a statement the officer was seriously hurt as one of the cars drove away from the scene.

It was later stopped and the three people inside were arrested.