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Wheelchair-bound Woolwich rioter jailed

PUBLISHED: 11:36 10 October 2011

Knott caught on CCTV: David Christopher Knott, 18, from Bromhedge, Eltham, was jailed for a year at Inner London Crown Court, last Thursday (6) after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods belonging to Argos in Powis Street, Woolwich.

Knott caught on CCTV: David Christopher Knott, 18, from Bromhedge, Eltham, was jailed for a year at Inner London Crown Court, last Thursday (6) after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods belonging to Argos in Powis Street, Woolwich.

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A teenager has been jailed for a year after handling stolen goods during the Woolwich riots, whilst in a wheelchair.

David Christopher Knott, 18, from Bromhedge, Eltham, was jailed for a year at Inner London Crown Court, last Thursday (6) after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods belonging to Argos in Powis Street, Woolwich.

Knott, who was confined to a wheelchair at the time because of a broken leg, was caught on CCTV waiting outside the shop as a man places a television on his lap before wheeling him away.

He was sentenced to 10 months for stealing stolen goods and a further two months for breaching a conditional discharge.

Meanwhile, Mark Field, 51, of Pattison Walk, Woolwich, handed himself in at Plumstead police station after seeing his image on a 27 square metre screen in Powis Street, Woolwich. He pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, also at Inner London Crown Court on the same day.

Next Friday (21) a 17-year-old is due to be sentenced at Camberwell Youth Court after he was charged with violent disorder and aggravated bodily harm in connection with the group of teenagers caught on camera attacking police officers in Woolwich on the night of August 8. A court order protects his identity.

Greenwich 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.”

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