In August 2011 there were riots in the UK, sparked by the death of Mark Duggan in Tottenham at the hands of armed police on Saturday 4 August.



A teenager was jailed after pensioner Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, died during riot in Ealing on 8 August 2011.

Darrell Desuze, 17  of Bath Road, Hounslow was jailed for 8 years for manslaughter, violent disorder and four counts of burglary.

His mother Lavinia Desuze, 31, was jailed for18 months for perverting the course of justice.


At 9.20pm on Monday 8 August 2011 officers a man was discovered in a car in Duppas Hill Road at its junction with Warrington Road, Croydon. He had been shot in the head.

He was Trevor Ellis, 26, of Brixton Hill SW2.

Mr Ellis had travelled to the Croydon area earlier on 8 August 2011 in the company of a group of friends.

It is believed the group became involved in an altercation with a group of approximately nine individuals. This altercation culminated in a vehicle pursuit involving three vehicles which commenced in Scarbrook Road, Croydon, passing along the A232 flyover into Duppas Hill Road where Mr Ellis was shot.


Two men were convicted of robbing a student during rioting but later had their convictions overturned.

John Kafunda and Reece Donovan were jailed in March 2012 after a court was told they posed as Good Samaritans before robbing Malaysian Ashraf Rossli, 21.

But the two men had their convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said after the hearing that it would not seek a new trial because there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

A CPS spokeswoman said the quashing related to the anonymity of two prosecution witnesses.


The IPCC has begun an investigation into the conduct of a senior police officer following the acquittal of eight men at a murder trial.

The men were accused of driving a car into Haroon Jahan, 21, Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, on 10 August 2011 during rioting in the Winson Green area of Birmingham.

The three men had come out onto the streets to protect local businesses from the mob.

The trial heard certain witnesses may have been promised immunity from prosecution in return for giving evidence against the men.

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