Fourteen British youths have been sentenced to a total of almost 70 years in prison for their part in the unprecedented unrest in August 2011, during which a police station was firebombed in Nottingham.
The six-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court considered long term imprisonment for the youths aged between 16 and 25 for their role in the Canning Circus station attack on 9 August last year.
In addition to Reiss Wilson, 21, detained for 12 years and Curtis Dejean, 19, jailed for 10 years, Lance Francis, 25, received the longest sentence of 14 years after being convicted of riot and arson with intent to endanger life.
Furthermore, eleven other detainees including two 16-year-old teenagers, were each sentenced to detention between 4 months to five and a half years.
The unprecedented unrest erupted in London in August last year, after the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, the unarmed father of four by the British police and soon spread to other parts of the UK.
Meanwhile, earlier in February, official figures released by Britain’s Ministry of Justice revealed that people arrested over their involvement in the unrest which swept across Britain in August received sentences four times longer than those given to people arrested over similar offences a year ago.
This comes as more than half of the nearly 3,000 people who appeared before court over involvement in the unrest were sentenced to imprisonment.
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