More Arrests After Essex Disorder

A 21-year-old from Romford has been remanded in custody after a student was robbed whilst he lay bleeding in the street.

Reece Donovan, of Chadwell Heath, is accused of stealing a portable Sony PlayStation and a Nokia mobile phone from Ashraf Rossli's rucksack in Barking, on Monday (8 August).

He will appear at Wood Green Crown Court on August 19 for a plea and case management hearing.

In East Hertfordshire a 21-year-old man been jailed for six months in connection with the riots.

Ben Russell, of Waltham Cross, pleaded guilty to handling mobile phones which had been stolen from a Carphone Warehouse store in Tottenham on Saturday August 6.

He is the second person in Hertfordshire to be sentenced.

Three teenagers from Clacton have also been charged in connection with disorder across Essex and London.

An 18-year-old woman is accused of messaging people on her Blackberry to allegedly encourage others to take part in the disorder.

She's been released on bail.

A 19-year-old man and 14-year-old boy have been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

Around 50 people gathered in Clacton on Wednesday night (10 August).

In Grays an 18-year-old man has been charged with using Facebook to try and encourage others to commit violent disorder, a 16-year-old from South Ockendon has been charged with the same.

Fire fighters were pelted with stones as they tried to deal with a fire at Basildon’s Gloucester Park on Wednesday.

About 350 people gathered in Basildon that night too.  Police managed to control most violence, with only a few shop windows smashed.

Extra police are still on the streets, working overtime and through rest days.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Police will continue to monitor social media for any unlawful activity and will act swiftly to prevent disorder.''

A 17-year-old boy from Clacton, who was arrested after comments were published on Facebook encouraging people to gather at a location in Essex and cause disorder, has been released on police bail until August 23.

Hertfordshire Police have made 9 arrests after two jewellers in Waltham Cross were looted on Sunday 7 August.

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