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Manchester riots: Teenager given eight months detention

A 17-year-old who was found with stolen goods in his pockets during the Manchester riots has been sentenced to eight months detention.

Anthony Lloyd, from Audenshaw, stole jewellery and cigarettes when trouble flared in the city on 9 August.

He admitted burglary of a non-dwelling property and handling stolen goods, at a hearing last month.

Lloyd was sent to a youth detention centre by a judge at Manchester Crown Court.

The teenager was stopped by police at 21:30 BST at the height of the Manchester riots.

He admitted taking £66 worth of cigarettes from a newsagent that had already been attacked.

His solicitor said he found the jewellery on the ground where it was left after being looted by others, and intended to give it to his girlfriend.

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