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David Cameron defends stiff sentences given to rioters

The Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the courts for handing out tough sentences to some of those involved in last week's riots.

But concerns have been raised by lawyers, MPs and justice campaigners that some sentences are too harsh.

On Tuesday two men were jailed for four years for using Facebook to try to incite rioting and another was given 18 months in prison for having a stolen TV in his car.

It comes as new amateur video of the riots has emerged including that of a man pulled from a scooter during riots in Croydon. The Metropolitan Police say they are considering the content of the material.

Ross Hawkins reports.

  • 17 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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