Disorder conviction 26 Sep 11:12

 

Troy McLeod aged 27-years (Dob 19/9/83) of Brighton Terrace, Brixton, SW9 was given 20 month imprisonment at Inner London Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 22 September) for burglary.  

The court heard that on 8 August between 1am - 1:30am, around 50 people made their way to the main entrance shutters of the Tesco store. Through force of numbers, they pushed up the metal shutters and barged their way into the store.  Some of the group ran along the front of the store by the check-outs raiding coin boxes from the checkouts, assaulting staff and stealing property.

The looters ran through the shop to the staff area chasing the night duty staff out of the fire exit to escape.

 

McLeod was found by Police in the staff fire exit stairwell wearing gloves on his hands.

 

McLeod pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and summing up the judge ordered that the 44 days spent in custody on remand would count towards the final sentence.

 

DI Denton of Operation Withern comments, "This is a good result. We are continuing to work hard to bring offenders involved in the disorder before the works."