A mother yesterday allowed her teenage son to be jailed over rioting allegations rather than run the risk of being evicted from her £1million council house.Truly, the rock will no longer give them shelter…
Collins is accused of being part of 40 youths armed with sticks and bottles who fought battles with police in Harrow Road, West London, wearing hoodies and balaclavas on August 9.A party featuring gloves and bandanas?
Officers said they later found the teenager and another boy hiding in a basement, carrying gloves and a bandana.
He denied being part of the disorder, claiming he had been returning from a party when he was caught up in the riot.
The court heard that he suffered from mental health problems but was due to start work in a scaffolding firm.As what?
Naturally, the mother is adamant her darling child has been framed:
The five-bedroom semi-detached property is worth an estimated £1million, although the front garden is strewn with rubbish and one of the upstairs windows is smashed.So, they’re only half institutionally racist now…?
She said: ‘I have his younger brothers to look after – they’re on their school holidays right now. He hasn’t been living with me recently anyway, he’s been staying with friends and so on.
‘I can’t let him come back to my house because I don’t want to lose it. I’ve got his brothers to think of.’
Mrs Collins said she believed her son had been picked on by police because he is mixed race.
There is likely to be a flood of similar cases as council leaders across England respond to public demands that looters face the toughest possible penalties.It’s about time.