London: A millionaire's daughter was today
convicted of burglary during last August's riots in London,
when she helped looters steal goods by driving them around the
Laura Johnson, 20, whose father runs a marketing company,
will be sentenced on 3 May.
Described as intelligent and well-educated, Johnson drove
the balaclava-clad group around the city and allowed them to
put stolen goods from an electronics store in her car.
Johnson was convicted of burglary and handling a stolen
television, but cleared of a second count of burglary
involving the theft of cigarettes and alcohol from a petrol
Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that till
February 1 this year, the number of suspects arrested in
connection with the riots was 2710, of whom 89 per cent were
Twenty-four of the suspects arrested in London and other
cities of England were of Indian origin, the figures show.
The riots were sparked following the police killing of
29-year-old Mark Duggan.
First Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 18:37