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PM: 'We should allow courts to make decisions about rioting'

The Prime Minister David Cameron has defended courts for handing out tough sentences for those involved in the riots across England.

Some MPs and campaigners say some sentences are too harsh.

On Tuesday, two men were jailed for four years for using Facebook to incite riots. One of them, Jordan Blackshaw, 21, is to appeal against his sentence.

But the PM said it was good that the courts were sending a "tough message".

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