London riots: Olympics ambassador amongst rioters

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 17:37

London: An ambassador for the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in London in 2012 appeared before the Westminster Magistrates court was charged with burglary, violent disorder and attacking a police car.

Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Ives also led an attack on a mobile phone shop during Sunday`s riots, the court has heard.

According to The Sun, her mom Adrienne spotted her on the news, and immediately called the police.

Ives, described as a "talented sportswoman" by her lawyer, is said to have boasted she had "the best day ever", magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Becky Owen has said that Ives had led an attack on a Vodafone store, adding: "She was first to pick up masonry and hurl it at the window." She also said Ives was involved in another mob attack on Phones4U.

Terming the decision to call the police about her daughter as "gut wrenching”, Adrienne said: "I had to do what was right. Roger (her husband) and I were watching the news and it was absolutely sickening. And then we saw our daughter among the crowds."

Ives has denied two counts of burglary, violent disorder and attacking a police car. She was refused bail till August 17, when she would appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates` Court.

In 2009, Ives was invited to the House of Commons after the success of a football project run by Leyton Orient Community Sport Programme.


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First Published: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 17:37

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