7 Nov 2011

More than 3,000 arrests following August’s riots

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that 3,003 people have been arrested and 1,931 charges or cautions made for crimes connected with August’s rioting in London.

Michael Wynter, Nicola Brown and Todd Thatcher-Hall are among those jailed

Three months on from August’s riots, and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has now arrested more than 3,000 people in connection with the disorder across London.

The MPS said a total of 3,003 people have been arrested, with 1,931 arrests resulting in charges or cautions.

Operation Withern, the investigation into the crimes during disorder, has resulted in 1,809 cases being brought before the court.

Of those, 618 people have been sentenced with 255 jailed. The cases of 1,058 people charged during the disorder are still ongoing.

Officers have released 71 pictures of those jailed for crimes during the disorder that took place in August, who have been given sentences totalling 100 years.

They show the latest people convicted for a variety of offences including burglary, violent disorder, criminal damage and handling stolen goods.

Commander Steve Rodhouse, who is in charge of the investigation, said its work is far from over.

“There will be more arrests and convictions, ” he warned.

“My message to those who were involved in the disorder and criminality is that you will not get away with it. We have a huge team of dedicated officers working on this investigation and we will find you.”