Woolwich riots: Wheelchair looter among jailed

By Louisa Emery on October 12, 2011 10:09 AM |

david knott.jpgA wheelchair bound looter has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for his part in the Woolwich riots.

David Christopher Knott, 18, from Bromhedge, Eltham had a broken leg when he was captured on CCTV being handed a television outside Argos, Powis Street before being wheeled from the scene in August.

He pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and was sentenced at Inner London Crown court last Thursday.

A number of other suspects have been found guilty including 19-year-old Dean Bryan from the Barnfield Estate who stole items from the Vodafone store in Woolwich before being robbed himself. He was also identified from CCTV footage.

Mark Field, 51 from Pattison Walk saw his own image of the giant screen in the town centre and handed himself in to police.

He has been sentenced to 15 months for burglary.

Jo Ago, 22 of no fixed abode also handed himself in and was charged with seven counts of burglary and violent disorder.

You-tube footage helped secure the arrest of a 17-year-old who was part of a group of men responsible for assaulting a police officer during the unrest.

PC Jim Mansfield was hit by a lump of concrete injuring his foot.

The teenager is due to appear at Camberwell Youth court for sentencing on October 21.

Borough commander Richard Wood said: "Officers from Operation Withern continue to arrest suspects nearly every day.

We have plenty of CCTV footage which is being closely analysed by a team of experienced officers. Our officers and PCSOs are on the streets of the borough looking for those being circulated as wanted. We will not rest until we have arrested them."