Millionaire’s daughter found guilty in London riot


A millionaire’s daughter was today convicted of burglary during last August’s riots in London, when she helped looters steal goods by driving them around the city.

Laura Johnson, 20, whose father runs a marketing company, will be sentenced on 3 May.

Described as intelligent and well-educated, Johnson drove the balaclava-clad group around the city and allowed them to put stolen goods from an electronics store in her car.
Johnson was convicted of burglary and handling a stolen television, but cleared of a second count of burglary involving the theft of cigarettes and alcohol from a petrol station.

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that till February 1 this year, the number of suspects arrested in connection with the riots was 2710, of whom 89 per cent were male.

Twenty-four of the suspects arrested in London and other cities of England were of Indian origin, the figures show. The riots were sparked following the police killing of 29-year-old Mark Duggan.

Source: Monitoring

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