East Ham riot teen remanded

17-year-old is charged with public disorder and burglary

A 17-year-old from East Ham who admitted to taking part in the London riots was remanded in court yesterday.

James Bolton-Smith, prosecuting, said the youth was part of a trio who forced their way into a shop in Masterman Road, East Ham, on August 10 where the shopkeeper defended himself with a cricket bat, chasing the intruders off the premises.

The youth, who cannot be named, later admitted to charges of public disorder and burglary.

The teenager, who is on conditional bail which includes a curfew, will be sentenced at Thames Magistrates Court on September 14.