London — England's seaside towns were peaceful Tuesday after Easter weekend rioting among rival youth gangs at several beaches, the second major outburst of mob violence in a week.
In Scarborough, police arrested 217 persons after a crowd of about 3,000 youths rode scooters into the area Saturday and turned the beaches into a battleground. In Southend, a popular resort for Londoners, 72 persons were arrested after a 10-hour fight with violent teen-agers. In Margate, 250 motor-scooter riders were driven out by police patrols. Other incidents were recorded by police.
A week ago, 28 persons were injured in Bristol in an attack on police by angry youths.