Ursula Nevin (covering her face)
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Riots: Woman wins appeal and apologises

A judge has released a mother of two who was jailed for accepting looted shorts in what is thought to be the first appeal against a sentence over the unrest.

Ursula Nevin, 24, was jailed for five months in Manchester, but has now been ordered to do voluntary work.

Her solicitor, Peter Broderick, read a statement on her behalf outside court.

In the statement, she apologised and said the last week had been a "traumatic experience".

  • 19 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK