Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More than 1,400 people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London

The number of people prosecuted for their involvement in the riots in London between June and August 9 is 1406, of which 157 have already been convicted, according to data released Tuesday by the British Ministry of Justice. British courts have remained open during evenings and weekends, to the high volume of suspects who face prosecution for their involvement in acts of mob violence occurred in London and other English cities two weeks ago.

The latest figures released by the Ministry of Justice indicate that, of the 1406 trial, 157 were convicted, 327 were released on bail, and 800 remain in custody pending trial. Although normally the percentage of defendants who go to prison after appearing before a judge is 10 percent, in the case of those related to the riots rises to 62%.

One of the last row was a man of 21 who received Tuesday a sentence of four months, after hanging for 20 minutes in an invitation on Facebook that inciting riots in a town in north Wales in a view held on Tuesday, David Glyn Jones, Bangor, Gwynedd, was accused of hanging in the social portal the following message: "Let's start riot in Bangor." Apparently, a former colleague read it on the Facebook page and alerted the police The wave of street violence that swept through several cities inglesascomenzó the night of August 6 in the neighborhood of Tottenham, north London, when a peaceful march protesting the death of a man shot by police led to serious disturbances.

The incident was later extended to other areas of the British capital and several British cities and resulted in the deaths of five people.

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