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Noel Gallagher blames 'brutal TV and videogames' for UK riots

Noel Gallagher has said he believes "brutal TV and videogames" are partly to blame for the riots that have taken place this past week..

The former Oasis band member, has also called for more prisons to built in order to cope overflow of newly imprisoned rioters.

In an interview with Bang Showbiz, he said: "I can't understand where their energy for these riots is coming from. We live in this age of violence - and I don't care what other people say: Brutal TV and brutal videogames are a reason for this pointless violence as well. The people are immune to violence, they are used to it. And if they get caught they aren't punished the right way. The prisons are already full? Then build new ones!"

He went on to say: "It's crazy! It's just violence for the sake of violence. The people who are at these riots aren't poor. These are kids with fucking mobile phones and all sorts of shit. The police and government have to take drastic measures. These idiots destroy their own communities. In six weeks, when everything is forgotten, they will look stupid and realise that the houses are still destroyed, burned down or whatever. These people aren't demanding anything, they have no goals. They just destroy their own shit. How stupid can you be?"

The guitarist also described the events as "pointless violence" and that there was no reason for these events to take place, saying:

"There aren't any reasons! There's a guy who gets shot - a gangster if I may add that, who had a gun. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword! Then suddenly there are riots everywhere. There is no reason for that. It's just pointless violence of fucking idiots."

Watch Noel Gallagher discuss his new single, 'The Death of You and Me' here: