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London riots: Youth ambassador Chelsea Ives jailed

Police confronted by rioters in Hackney on 8 August 2011
Image caption Ives admitted taking part in disorder in Hackney on the third day of rioting in London in August

A former London youth ambassador has been jailed for two years for her role in August's riots in London.

Chelsea Ives, 18, from Leytonstone, east London, admitted burglary and damaging property, along with two counts of violent disorder.

She was involved in disturbances in Church Street, Enfield, north London, and Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, east London, Wood Green Crown Court heard.

She became an Olympic youth ambassador in Waltham Forest in 2008.

The role was a voluntary one which meant she had put herself forward to help out at next year's Games in London.

She was described by the local council's leader as a "very talented athlete".

The charge of burglary and violent disorder related to an attack on a T-Mobile shop and another offence in Enfield on 7 August.

Ives also pleaded guilty to damaging a marked police car on the same street that day.

She admitted to violent disorder in Hackney on 8 August.

Two other charges of burglary, which she denied, will lie on file.

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