[From a fan] Three years ago today, 250 men and women from the Metropolitan Police Service held the thin blue line in Tottenham and stood their ground; for the community, from the community and as the community.

[From a fan] Three years ago today, 250 men and women from the Metropolitan Police Service held the thin blue line in Tottenham and stood their ground; for the community, from the community and as the community.

Those officers stood up to hours of rocks, petrol bombs, knives and looted shop goods being thrown at them in an orgy of violence that left many officers scarred inside and out.

I was among those officers and I was proud to serve shoulder to shoulder with them that night.

We did our job, and we did it well.