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Riot arrest total

Six months on from the disorder in London, the Metropolitan Police (Met) reports that it’s approaching its 4000 arrest as efforts continue to bring those responsible to justice. Across London there have been 3864 arrests for a variety of offences, including burglary, arson and violent disorder. Of this 2385 of those arrested have been charged or summonsed.


Latest figures show that 1331 people have been sentenced for their part in the disorder with 645 receiving custodial sentences.

Just under half of those that have been charged or summonsed relate to burglary offences, with 346 relating to those who allegedly handled or received stolen goods.

A further 456 people were charged or summonsed in connection with violent disorder or affray and to date 12 people have been charged with arson offences, including 23-year-old Andrew Burls who pleaded guilty last week to setting premises alight in Peckham.

Dedicated officers have viewed the majority of the 250,000 hours of CCTV footage recovered, with an estimated 45,000 hours left remaining.

Detective Superintendent William Lyle said: “I would like to thank the public for continuing to assist us with this investigation, without their help positive identifications of many of the images would not have been made.

“With more than 3,800 people arrested and in excess of 2000 people charged for their involvement in the disorder, the continued support of the public is paramount in assisting us to identify and bring to justice those responsible for the disorder.

“Six months on from the disturbances seen across London my team of officers remain absolutely committed to identifying, arresting and charging those involved. On a daily basis dedicated officers are viewing thousands of hour’s worth of CCTV footage and as that viewing phase continues we will be releasing further images of those we are seeking.

“My message to those who were involved in the disorder is that we are determined to bring those who committed these outrageous acts of criminality to justice and more arrests will follow. I urge anyone with any information to come forward.”


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