So far 3103 people have gone to court for being involved in the London riots with the total amount of jail time being handed out by judges adding up to 3,047 years.
And 847 of those convicted were kids aged between 10 and 17.
Now a another six men have been sentenced today for nearly 12 years in prison for starting the Tottenham riots last August.
Marcus Knox-Hooke, 31, who was a close childhood friend of Mark Duggan, Dwayne Newland, 23, Jamal Mullings and Shaun O’Neil, both 19, and Ashley Fagan and Isaac Amoah, both 17, were all held at Wood Green Crown Court earlier today.
The court heard how all six men sparked the London riots with Knox-Hooke, O’Neil and Fagan being the first to trash and set a police car on fire.
Knox-Hooke was also caught on CCTV kicking police cars and holding up the shutters of the Paradise Gems Jewellery store as rioters burgled it and burnt it to the ground.
Judge, Mr Recorder James Dawson sentenced the six men with an 11 years and 7 months prison sentence between them for their participation in a “disgraceful night of disorder.”
Defending Terry Munyard commented on Knox-Hokke’s behaviour saying:
He was crushed by what had happened to his friend
But Mr Dawson saw through this saying to Know-Hooke once the sentence was given:
In your case, Mr Knox-Hooke, I have watched the CCTV and I can see you were taking a great deal of pleasure in causing that mayhem
Knox-Hooke, of Bronhill Terrace, Lansdowne Road, was sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to four charges; 20 months for violent disorder, two months for the burglary of Quicksilver, eight months for the robbery of Ladbrokes, and two months for the burglary of Paradise Gems.
O’Neil, of Arnold Road, Tottenham, was sentenced to a total of 32 months in a young offenders’ institution; 20 months for violent disorder and 12 months for the robbery of Ladbrokes.
Newland, of Pembury Road, Tottenham, will serve 31 months in a young offenders’ institution; 28 months for violent disorder and three months for the burglary of Quicksilver.
Mullings, of Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, north-east London, was handed 21 months in a young offenders’ institution; 18 months for violent disorder and three months for burglary.
Fagan, of Rochford House, Griffin Road, Tottenham, who was just 15 at the time of the riots, was given a 10-month detention training order for violent disorder.
Amoah, of Firs Lane, Palmers Green, north London, who was 16 at the time of the disorder, was given an eight-month detention training order after pleading guilty to violent disorder.
Another eight men were tried later on today again at Wood Green Crown Court.