Primary School Worker Sacked Over Riots

A worker at a primary school has been sacked from his job after admitting taking part in the riots in London.

Alexis Bailey worked as a learning mentor at Stockwell primary school in south London, but has now been dismissed by Lambeth council.

The 31-year-old from Battersea, south London, was arrested in a Richer Sounds electrical goods store in Croydon, south London, and has since pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal.

A Lambeth Council spokesman said today: "Following a disciplinary hearing we can confirm that Alexis Bailey has been dismissed as a learning mentor at Stockwell Primary School.

"His behaviour was found to be incompatible with the standards we expect from people who hold a position of responsibility in our schools to work with children.

"Those who took part in these despicable acts of hooliganism and violence should face the full force of the law. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the police to help identify and prosecute each and every one of these mindless criminals so they can be brought to justice as quickly as possible."

The total number of people charged from the riots has now reached 1027 according to new figures from the courts with the majority of the charges  over burglary, theft and viloent disorder.

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