Two Jailed Over Summer Riots
5 January 2012, 17:51
Two men who were part of a group involved violent disorder in Milton Keynes are now behind bars.
They were both part of a group of around 20 men and youths who took part in disorder in Bletchley and Milton Keynes on August 9th last year.
Acting Detective Inspector Kelly Glister said: 'These men, along with the others who took part in the disorder, felt they were above the law on the night of 9 August.
'The fact they were both arrested that night, but initially pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, shows they continued to feel this way.
'My team of detectives have spent a large amount of time building a case against them and the weight of evidence was substantial, as demonstrated by the fact that Ashby eventually pleaded guilty and the jury took just an hour to find Hanley guilty.
'They intimidated innocent people and attacked businesses and I am pleased that the courts have recognised the seriousness of what took place that night.
'I am pleased we are now reaching the conclusion of our investigation into this disorder and I hope the people of Milton Keynes and Bletchley are satisfied that justice has been done.'