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Wheelchair-bound rioter jailed

A wheelchair-bound man who was caught on CCTV stealing a television during the summer riots has been jailed for a year.

David Knott, 18, of Bromhedge, Eltham, south-east London, was caught on camera as an accomplice piled an Alba television on to his lap before wheeling him away.

Knott, who was suffering from a broken leg at the time, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for handling stolen goods belonging to an Argos store in Woolwich, east London.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said he was jailed at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday.

Police working on Operation Withern - the force's investigation into the violence and looting - are continuing to make arrests associated with the disorder.

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."


From Belfast Telegraph