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Ex-Olympic ambassador Chelsea Ives on second riot charge

An ex-Olympic Youth Ambassador charged over riots in Enfield has also been accused over disorder in Hackney.

Chelsea Ives, 18, was charged with burglary, violent disorder and attacking a police car in Enfield, north London, on 7 August.

Earlier, she appeared before magistrates charged with attempted burglary and violent disorder in Hackney, east London, on 8 August.

Ms Ives has been remanded in custody until 7 September.

Ms Ives, from Leytonstone, east London, will next appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.

A spokesman for the London mayor had claimed the teenager was not a 2012 Olympics ambassador, as has been reported.

However, it has since been confirmed she was appointed a youth ambassador by Waltham Forest council, in the 2008/09 academic year.

The council's leader Chris Robbins said: "Chelsea Ives did represent her school as an Olympic Youth Ambassador, and by all accounts was a very talented athlete."

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