Laura Johnson denies London riot theft charges

A teenager has pleaded not guilty to stealing from shops during the riots in London.

Laura Johnson, 19, from Orpington, south-east London, denied five counts of burglary and three counts of handling stolen goods.

The University of Exeter undergraduate is accused of stealing £5,000 worth of electronic goods during the disorder that erupted in August.

She is due to stand trial at Inner London Crown Court on 9 January.

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