Friday, 3 August 2012

Who said Justice was swift? Hundreds of trials still to come over UK riots

Evening Standard: Hundreds of people accused of being involved in the London riots have still not faced justice. As the first anniversary of the violence approaches, it emerged there could be at least 600 cases yet to deal with. With more than 3,000 prosecutions launched over the riots, this means at least 20 per cent of people charged during the trouble have not faced trial. I remember last summer pretty vividly. I remember chatting with a Red Cross worker (they were in fact deployed during the riots to help Londoners) and hearing how two blocks from my house rioters were trying to set cars on fire........with passengers inside of them. Animals.