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Millionaire's daughter in court

A millionaire's daughter has appeared in court accused of stealing £5,000 worth of electronic goods in the recent riots.

Laura Johnson, 19, faces five charges of burglary after the haul was found in a car that she was allegedly driving.

A branch of Comet in Charlton, south east London, was raided during the unrest that swept across England last month, and stock including televisions and mobile phones was stolen.

The teenager appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court, in south London, supported by her parents.

Wearing a long grey cardigan, jeans and brown boots, she sat in the well of the court during the brief hearing.

Her parents are reportedly millionaires, and Johnson was a high-flying student at Newstead Wood School in Bromley, south east London, before going to the University of Exeter.

She was released on conditional bail to appear at Inner London Crown Court on October 5.

Johnson must observe a curfew between 7pm and 6am, which is monitored by an electronic tag, and is not allowed to enter London except to visit her lawyers and attend court.


From Belfast Telegraph