UK Looting

The Ferguson Looters Who Will Probably Be Caught

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

The American town of Ferguson is ablaze after the white police officer that shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was told he would not face prose...

Running Away From Trouble: My Experience of the 2011 Riots

Kevin Samuel | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK
Kevin Samuel

This weekend I watched Usain Bolt run the 100m as a VIP guest in the Olympic stadium; this time last year I was watching my home town burn in the summer riots. Had I made different choices I could have been watching the race from prison.

The Tottenham Riots - One Year On

Bansi Kara | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK
Bansi Kara

We have had some developments, a renewed focus on the area that may not have materialised had the riots started elsewhere. But people still harbour resentment - and perhaps we are lucky that the nation is being held aloft by the tide of the Olympics.

Do We Face the Apocalypse: Or are We in It?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Nearly a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War. Is this what they died for?

Riots: The Aftershock

Gemma Cairney | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Gemma Cairney

I heard on the radio yesterday a young policeman describing some rioters who had attached Stanley knives to sticks to use as weapons. This is gutting and the new statistics are stomach-churning. One of the things that I remember most from those evenings last year is the fear. That crippling feeling of the unknown. How close to our homes were they going to get? Why?

LOOK: Riots Fire's Path Of Destruction Revealed In Brutal Police Images

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Gordon Thompson, the arsonist behind the fire at the Reeves store in Croydon during the London riots, has been sentenced to 11 and a half years ...

London Riots Arsonist Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

Gordon Thompson, the arsonist behind the fire at the Reeves store in Croydon during the London riots, has been sentenced to 11 and a half years in pri...

House Of Reeves Arsonist To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A looter who started a massive fire that destroyed a 140-year-old furniture shop during last summer's riots is due to be sentenced on Wednesday. Th...

Millionaire's Daughter Convicted For London Riot Looting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK

A millionaire's daughter has been convicted of burglary as well as driving looters around London during last summer's riots. Laura Johnson, 20, had...

Primary School Worker Jailed Over London Riot Looting

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school worker has been jailed for taking part in looting during the August riots, court officials said. Alexis Bailey, 31, from Wye Stree...

JD Sports Lost £700,000 In Stock During Riots

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

Retailer JD Sports has revealed that more than £700,000 of stock was stolen from 16 of its stores during last month's riots. "We are currently wo...

Will taking more children away from their parents prevent future riots?

Jonathan Walker | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathan Walker

How do we stop the riots from happening again? The Government has decided that part of the solution is for social services to take children away from bad parents and put them up for adoption.

Case of an 11 year old London Looter - When Theft is the Least of the Problems

Jennette Arnold | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jennette Arnold

Yet another tragedy exposed by the recent London riots is the story of the 11yr old who stole a waste paper bin. And who according to Scotland Yard is the youngest rioter in London to face prosecution.

Social Networks To Meet Home Secretary To Discuss Riot Response

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry executives are to meet the Home Secretary to discuss whether their users should be blocked when ...

What Caused the Riots

James Morris | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics
James Morris

What caused the riots? For perhaps the first time this year, the Sun and the Guardian were in agreement - or at least their pollsters were.

Met Denies It Gave Orders To Keep Riot Suspects Behind Bars

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scotland Yard has denied claims that officers were ordered to keep every riot suspect behind bars. The force also refuted repo...

Survey Counts Cost Of UK Riots For Retailers

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Retailers lost thousands of hours of trading because of this month's riots in cities across England, a survey has shown. Firms...

London Strife

Ken Musgrave | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Ken Musgrave

I was born in West Ham in London's East End before World War II. Continual bombing, collapsing buildings, fire. All these I experienced at an early age. I was aware that people died.

Post-Looting Meditation: The Responsibility of the Internet in the Youth's Misbehaviour

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I was born in the pre-Internet Era. In my childhood and adolescence we communicated by regular telephone (the one connected to the wall) and snail-mai...

Man Cleared Of Starting Clothes Shop Fire During Manchester Riots

PA | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man who spent nine days in custody charged with setting fire to a clothes store during rioting has been cleared of any wrongdoi...

Watch: Rioters Fire Shots At Police In Dramatic New Footage

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK

West Midlands Police have released CCTV footage of gunmen firing at police officers during the widespread disturbances in Birmingham two weeks ago. ...

The Trouble With Young People - Why we all Need to Grow up

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Like everyone in this country, I was horrified by last week's civil disturbances. As the chief executive of the UK's largest children's charity, I am clear that there are no excuses for the criminality that has taken place. All of those who have committed serious and violent offences - including young people - must receive sentences that reflect the gravity of their crimes. But whilst peace may have descended, my outrage continues at some of the reactions towards children and young people in response to the events.

Riots : an Outsider's Perspective

Kismet Johnson | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics
Kismet Johnson

While students in Chile are fighting for better access to education, Britain's young are rioting for a better access to trendy jeans. At least that is the conclusion an outsider might reasonably entertain.

Cameron Urges Courts To Issue More Tough Sentences

Huffington Post UK | Michel Rundle and Dina Rickman | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has encouraged judges to continue giving tough sentences for people convicted of rioting offences, even as a backlash against the 'zero ...

Four-year sentence for Facebook rioters shows we are losing our heads

Sam Parker | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Sam Parker

In the wake of the riots, it was wryly observed by more than one commentator that those of a normally liberal disposition were suddenly getting in touch with their authoritarian side.